Lepanthes hollymountensis Luer & H.P.Jesup 2002 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Hollymount Lepanthes [Where the species is found]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in St Catherine parish of Jamaica at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, more or less arching ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, close, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to subpendent, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtusecuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .44 to .8" [1.1 to 2 cm] long including the .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

Some sources state that this species is a natural hybrid betweeen L wullschlaegelii and either L interiorubra or L woodiana but it has not been 100% established.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014