Lepanthes lanceolata Hespenh. 1968 Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle


Common Name The Lanceolate Lepanthes

Flower Size [.45 cm]

Found only in Jamaica as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped basally by several apiculate, dilated lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, mucronate leaf that is dark green on top and light green below that blooms on a bundle, of racemose, 1" [2.4 cm] long inflorescence occuring in the late summer and fall.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;