Lepanthes jesupii Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

Full Shade Hot Spring

Common Name Jesup's Lepanthes [American cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Surrey parish of Jamaica at elevations around 275 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, obtuse to rounded, deflexed sides of mature leaf, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform peduncle .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long, arising on the top or the back side of the leaf, rachis congested, distichous, .28" [7 mm] long , successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

This species is similar to W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 107 2001 drawing fide Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014