!Harrisella porrecta (Rchb.f.) Fawc. & Rendle 1909 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Extended Harrisella [probably refers to the roots] - The Jingle Bell Orchid [refers to the seed pods]

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found from Florida, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispanola, Puerto Rico in hardwood hammocks, juniper and old citrus trees on smaller branches and twigs at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, leafless, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a few chloryphyllous, silver grey roots radiating from a central short stem, from which arises in the late summer and early fall a short to 3/4" to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered, fractiflex inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Aeranthes porrecta Rchb.f. 1865; Campylocentrum porrectum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903; Dendrophylax porrectus (Rchb.f.) Carlsward & Whitten 2003; Harrisella amesiana Cogn. 1910; Harrisella uniflora H.Dietr. 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as H amesiana; Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Campylocentrum porrectum; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 photo; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Campylocentrum porrectum; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Campylocentrum porrectumdrawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000; The Wild Orchids of Florida Brown 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide