Psychilis monensis Sauleda 1988 Photo by Wilfredo Falcon and Peurto Rican Nature Flickr Site


Common Name The Mona Island Psychilis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico on Mona Island in bright light on small trees and shrubs in dry coastal forests at elevations near sea level as a small sized [out of bloom], hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical to pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, rigid, coriaceous, linear leaves that blooms mostly in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, stiff, 4'2" to [1.2 meters] long, successively many flowered inflorescence enveloped partially by tightly clasping, tubular, scarious sheaths and has clustered flowers and an inflorescence that can reproduce another head of flowers over several years


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Orchid Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;