Psychilis domingensis (Cogn.) Sauleda 1988 Photo by Ruben Sauleda


Common Name The Santo Domingo Psychilis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in montane broadleafed forests pockets at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 1, erecct, conduplicate basally, smooth margined, linear, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, partially concealed by scarious sheaths, [26 to 59 cm] long, rachis short, several arising from the mid to upper nodes of the older scape, sometimes fasciculate, each simultaneously 2 to 3 flwoered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Encyclia domingensis (Cogn.) Dod 1983; *Epidendrum domingense Cogn. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;