Leochilus puertoricensis M.W. Chase 1986 Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site

Another Flower Photo by Mark W Chase

FragranceDeep ShadeHotSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Puerto Rican Leochilus

Flower Size

Found in Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St Vincent at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, broadly ovoid, very compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 4, leaf-beaering sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, linear-oblong to oblong lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate, basally conduplicate leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to more, axillary, 3.6" [9 cm] long, arching to pendant, several flowered, racemose to paniculate inflorescence with narrowly triangular, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematic Botany Monographs Leochilus Vol 14 Chase 1986 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; The Orchids of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000