Quisqueya holdridgei Dod 1979 TYPE Photo by Dod

Another Flower Photo by Eladio Fernandez

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

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in pine forests in narrow gullies cut by erosion on low branches of pine at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect stems enveloped by 3 to 4 scarious sheaths carrying 1 to 3, apical, erect, slightly leathery, serrate margined, ligulate-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 10.8" [27 cm] long, 1 to 3 simultaneously flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 5 1979 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014