Lepanthes erythrostanga Hespenh. & Dod 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Linda and Michael Karlbom

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by D Dod and Moscosoa 7: 178 Dod 1993

Common Name The Red Teardrop Lepanthes

Flower Size .064" [1.6 mm]

Found in The Dominican Republic in primary forests at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 11, articulate, ribbed and microscopically puberulent lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute, tridenticulate, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 8, erect, shorter than the leaf, .4 to .72" [1 to 1.8 cm] long, successively single, 1 to 20 flowered inflorescence with echinate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 7: 176 Dod 1993 drawing fide; Orquideas de La Republica Dominicana y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014