!Quisqueya karstii Dod 1979 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Karst Quisqueya [grows in karst limestone]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in northeastern Dominican Republic near the tops of limestone hills at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with flat, warty roots, and erect, slender, terete stems enveloped completely by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate-lanceolate, obliquely acute, serrulate margined, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 6.4" [16 cm] long, to 5 simultaneously flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #2 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014