Domingoa nodosa Schltr. in Urb. 1913 Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Flower Closeup

Photo by Eladio M. Fernandez


Common Name The Knotted Domingoa [refers to the prominent nodes on the inflorescence - one is visible in the photo just to the right of the flower]

Flower Size

Found in Dominican Republic and Haiti as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with crowded slender, few sheathed, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, thick, fleshy, narrowly linear-ligulate, acute leaf and blooms on a terminal, erect, slender, peduncle with many ring-like thick nodes terminating into a simple to few branched densely many flowered, to 20 " [50 cm] long inflorescence with successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Octadesmia nodosa Cogn. 1912; Dilomilis nodosa ( Cogn. ) Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Octadesmia nodosa; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 photo fide; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana Y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #7 2011 photo fide;Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014