Lepanthes loddigesiana Rchb.f. 1856 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 Jamaica at elevations around 800 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, lax, 1.32" [3.3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence that is held beyond the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;