Lepanthes grisebachiana Hespenh. 1973 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Julio Larramendi

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hependheide and

Full Shade Hot Fall

Common Name Grisebach's Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Oriente province of Cuba at elevations around 325 to 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, obtuse, ciliate margined, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, lightly flexuous, to .48 to .6" [.45 to 1.5 cm] long , successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25(3): 272273. Hespenh. 1973 drawing fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014