Lepanthes loddigesiana Rchb.f. 1856 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

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


Common Name Loddiges Lepanthes [Orchid Publisher 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in St Ann Parish of Jamaica in moist to wet, broadleaved forests at elevations around 800 to 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, broadly elliptic, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle filiform, to .4" [1 cm] long, rachis lax, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide