Quisqueya ekmanii Dod 1979 Photo by Eladio Fernandez

Common Name Ekman's Quisqueya [Swedish Botanist in Dominican Republic early 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on limestone cliffsides at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect stems enveloped by 3 to 4 scarious sheaths carrying 1 to 4, apical, erect, slightly leathery, serrate margined, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, ternminal, 12" [30 cm] long, to 8 simultaneously flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979 drawing; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014