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

Common Name The Dark Bristle Carrying Lepanthopsis [refers to the sheaths of the ramicauls]

Flower Size .7" [1.75mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations of 850 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender rammcauls enveloped by 5 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, long-ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, marginally subdenticulate, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a congested, distichous, strict, .6" [ 2 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with 2 opposing ranks of flowers and arising from the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide;