Lepanthopsis lingulata Dod 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Fractipectin Luer 1991

Drawing by Carl Luer

Part shade Warm LATER Spring Summer

Common Name The Tongue Lepanthopsis [refers tothe protruding midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size .05" [1.25 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de Hotte at elevations of 850 to 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, smooth, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on an erect, capillary, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, from near the apex of the ramicaul, rachis .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, subcongested, distichous, slightly flexuous, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying red, glabrous flowers.

"This minute species is apparently endemic to southeastern Haiti. The tiny flowers are borne in a loose, distichous, simultaneously few flowered raceme. The sepals are triangular and acute, the petals are setiform, and the lip, unique in the genus, is three lobed with the protubnerant middle lobe narrow and subclavate." Luer 2000

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleuorothallidinarum VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide;

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