Lepanthes jamesonii Lindl. ex Rchb.f. 1856 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Side View of Flower

Leaf and Flowers

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower ?

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Jameson's Lepanthes [Scottish Chemist & Botanist in Ecuador 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 10, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a, filiform, loose, sub-flexuous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

"Characterized by the loose, several flowered racemes that are shorter than the oblong, shortly-acuminate leaf. The dorsal sepal is broad and obtuse, the laterals are connate to near the middle with the apices varying in widlth and often diverging. The petals are transversely oblong, the blades of the lip are ovate and supported by broad connectives and the appendix is minute." Luer 1996

Synonyms Lepanthes delphax Luer 1983; Lepanthes porcula Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phytologia 54:328 Luer 1983 as L delphax; * Phytologia 54: 365 Luer 1983 as L porcula; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide