(pronounced: doh-min-GOH-ah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Stems slender to slightly thickened pseudobulbs. Leaves one per stem, fleshy-leathery, laxly pendent to upright. Inflorescences scapose racemes arising from a sheath at the stem apex, subsequently with secondary branches from the base of the primary rachis and from quiescent nodes on the primary peduncle, the flowers produced sequentially with 1--2 open at a time. Flowers proportionately large. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar. Lip unlobed, with callus keels. Column elongate, terete, dilated at the apex with subapical wings, with a short foot; pollinia 4.


Named for the Dominican Republic.


A genus of two or three species and one natural hybrid from Mexico, Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. There is some contention whether the sole Mexican representative, D. kienastii (Reichenbach) Dressler [Ponera kienastii Reichenbach; Scaphyglottis kienas

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Dod, D. D. 1977. Se encuentra nueva variedad de Domingoa nodosa -- la forma alba. Bol. Jardin Bot. Nac. 4(1):10.

Gottschalk, A. and E. V. de Rodriguez 1989. Género Domingoa (Schltr.). Bol. Soc. Dominicana Orquideol. 3:4-10.