Lepanthes chrysostigma Lindl. 1858 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Herbarium Oakes Ames - Harvard

Deep shade

Common Name The Yellow Column Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found only in Guantanamo province of Cuba in montane forests at unknown elevations as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erectcoriaceous, glabrous, cuneate, obovate, obtuse , shrtly petiolte base leaf that blooms on an erect, .5" [1.25 cm] long, rachis congestd, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, muricate, as long as to slightly longer than the pedicel floral bracts .

Characterized by the entire leaves, the short, congested and successively flowered with long-acuminate sepals. The lowqer lobe of the petals is rounded, as long as broad and apparantely glabrous and carrying a bifurcate appendix.

Synonyms Lepanthes mandibularis Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014