Lepanthes jayandella Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The J & L Lepanthes [refers to J & L Orchids an American orchid nursery]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador without location as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, the broadly cuneate base contracted below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, distichous, arising on the back side of the leaf, filiform, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively several flowered, racemose inflorescence .

Distinguished by the minute habit with a short inflorescence on the back of the leaf with rosy tan, acute sepals and the lobes of the yellow petals are oblong with purple tips and the blades of the lip are narrowly ovate. The appendix is merely a minute, cellular process." Luer 1996

CAUTION J & L orchids for years has sold L ciliisepala as L jayandella in error. All photos on the net of L jayandella are L cilisepala. The type drawing above is absolutely correct!!!

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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 not

Checked Luer OK