Lepanthes ekmanii Schltr. 1923

Photo by Julio Larramendi

Common Name Ekman's Lepanthes [Swedish Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Cuba at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by up to 10, narrow, infundibuliform, acuminate, muriculate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, shallowly emarginate margins, coriaceous, acuminate, minutely tridenticulate, rounded below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, arising on the adaxial side of the leaf, shorter to almost as long as the leaf, distichous, subdensely successively single to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes ovata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide;