Lankesterella glandula Ackerman 2004

Drawing by Bobbi Angel/Dressler and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Smooth Lankesterella [refers to the inflorescence and the adaxial surface of the sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in virgin forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an abbreviated stem carrying 10, held in a basal rosette, membraneaceous, ciliolate, lanceolate, elliptical to oblanceolate, acute to acuminate, sessile to broadly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a slender, glandular, longer than the leaves, .68" [1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an irregularlly crenulate-ciliate, ovate, caudate floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 4(1): 49-50, f. 2. Ackerman 2004 drawing fide