Lepanthopsis densiflora (Barb.Rodr.) Ames 1933 Photo by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

Drawing Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux and von Martius, Eichler, Urban: "Flora Brasiliensis" vol. 3 pt. 4 tab. 113

Common Name The Densely Flowered Lepanthopsis

Flower Size .05" [1 mm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil in shady forests a a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous margins of the ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, congested, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul carrying the flowers in 2 opposite ranks

Synonyms Lepanthopsis congestiflora (Cogn.) Porto & Brade 1935; *Lepanthes densiflora Barb.Rodr. 1891; Pleurothallis congestiflora Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991 drawing fide