Lepanthes constanzae Urb. 1917 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing of L moscosoi by D Dod and Moscosoa 7: 186 Dod 1993

TYPE Drawing of L quisqueyana

Drawing of L quisqueyana by D Dod and Moscosoa 7: 192 Dod 1993

Deep shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name Constanza's Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Dominican Republic in remnant primary broadleaved forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by up tp 10, articulate, ribbed and microscopically echinate to Microscopically puberulent lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to ovate, acute, margins sparsely ciliate, acute below into the rounded petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a 1 to 4, erect, shorter than the leaf, .24" [6 mm] long, arising on the front of the leaf, successively single to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes moscosoi Hespenh. & Dod 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 6: 169 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 ; Moscosoa 7: 185 Dod 1993 as L moscosoi drawing fide; Moscosoa 7: 189 Dod 1993 as L quisqueyana drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014