Lepanthes hollymountensis Luer & H.P.Jesup 2002Drawing 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 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;