Lepanthopsis cucullata Dod 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Fractipectin Luer 1991 Photo courtesy of Eladio Fernandez


Common Name The Cowl Carrying Lepanthopsis [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size 1/8th" [3 mm]

Found only in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in seasonally moist forests at elvations of 950 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect slendser ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 8 lepanthiform, sheaths that have shortly scabrous ostia and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceosu, elliptic to broadly elliptic, minutely denticulate margined, purple suffused beneath leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a loose, distichous, flexuous, successively many flowered with at most 2 at any one time, to 5/8" to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] long inflorescence arising from the near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Lepanthopsis paryskii Dod 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide