Lepanthopsis aristata Dod 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundationa t the Jany renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Aristate Lepanthopsis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size 1/32" [1.75mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations of 800 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender rammcauls enveloped by 4 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, minutely denticulate margined, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subcongested, distichous, strict, 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with 2 opposing ranks of flowers and arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Lepanthopsis haitiensis Dod 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide;