Lepanthes florencia Dod ex Luer 2005 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Warm LATERSpring

Common Name The Florencia Lepanthes [reference unclear]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations around 900 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, stippled in purple, slightly convex, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, acuminate, broadly obtuse and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a congested, distichous, extremely congested, 1.2 to 1.48" [3 to 3.7 cm] long including the .32 to .6" [ .8 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with slightly echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;