Psychilis cogniauxii (L.O.Williams) Sauleda 1988 Photo by Ruben Sauleda

LATE and again in LATE EARLY

Common Name Cogniaux's Psychilis [Belgian Botanist Later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations around sea level to 1000 meters as a small sized [Plant only], hot to warm growing epiphyte with pyriform to ellipsoid pseduobulbs subtended by evanescent sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, stiff, narrowly lanceolate, acute, revolute, entire to minutely erose-dentate leaves that blooms in the later fall on a terminal, slender, erect to arching, 12 to 27.4" [45 to 23 cm] long, rachis to .012 to .4" [.3 to 1 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held in an apical cluster and inflorescence that can rebloom from the upper nodes of older scapes.

Synonyms Encyclia cogniauxii (L.O.Williams) Dod 1983; Epidendrum christii Cogn. 1910; Epidendrum cogniauxii L.O.Williams 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 10 1988; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;