Lepanthopsis barahonensis (Cogn.) Garay 1969 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Fractipectin Luer 1991 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common NameThe Barahona Lepanthopsis [A region in the Dominican Republic]

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Dominican Republic and Haiti in moist forests at elevations around 600 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 7 lepanthiform, shortly ciliate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, minutely denticulate margins, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, distichous, flexuous, .2 to .3" [5 to 8 mm] few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Lepanthopsis dentifera (L.O.Williams) Garay 1969; Lepanthopsis fuertesii (Cogn.) Garay 1969; *Pleurothallis barahonensis Cogn.1912; Pleurothallis dentifera L.O.Williams 1951; Pleurothallis fuertesii Cogn. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pleurothallis barahonensis; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Pleurothallis fuertsii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum---VIII. Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Restrepiopsis, Salpistele, and Teagueia. Addenda to Platystele, Porroglossum, and Scaphosepalum Luer 1991; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000