Psychilis rubeniana Dod ex Sauleda 1988 Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Fragrant Part SunHot Winter

Common Name Ruben's Psychilis [American Botanist and Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in moist forests at sea level to 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with crowded, slender, terete, transversly few ringed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying linear-ligulate to narrowly lanceolate, acute to obtuse, coriaceous, erose-denticulate margined leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, few branched, to 24.8" [62 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with patent narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying to 6 fragrant, showy flowers open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 No 1 1988; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide;