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

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Plant in situ Guadeloupe

Photo by and The Orchidees du GuadeloupeWebpage

Full Shade Warm Cool

Common Name Duss' Lepanthes [original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Dominica, St Lucia, Guadeloupe and Venezuela without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by about 6, cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical-ovate, acute to obtuse, rounded below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, filiform, fractiflex, distally distichous, .28" [7 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence that well exceeds the length of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 1976 Drawing fide; Moscosoa 6: 170 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000