Lepanthes adamsii Hespenh. 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Hot Warm

Common Name Adams' Lepanthes [Jamaican Orchid Enthsuiast current]

Flower Size ?

Found in Jamaica at elevations around 228 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to ovate-subcordate, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, distichous, .8 to 2.04" [2 to 5.1 cm] long, successivly single, many flowered inflorescenece with shortly ciliate floral bracts.

"Characterized by a habit larger than average with a congested raceme shorter than the ovate leaf. The sepals are ovate and acute, The petals are transversely bilobed with the upper lobes subquadrate and truncate and the lower lobe acutely uncinate. The blades of the lip are elliptical with acute, incurved apices. The appendix is small and obtuse." Ackerman 2014


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014