Lepanthes ekmanii Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Julio Larramendi

Collection Sheet and Drawing

Colection Sheet by Ekman and Harvard Herbarium Website

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

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santiago de Cuba Province of Cuba in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 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; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014