Lepanthes marcanoi Hespenh. & Dod 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by D Dod and Moscosoa 7: 184 Dod 1993

Deep shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Massif de la Hotte Lepanthes [A mountain range in eastern Haiti]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in remnant primary broadleaved forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by 7, articulate, striate and microscopically echinate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, acute, margins sparsely ciliate, acute below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a 1 to 6, erect, .08" [2 cm] long, arising on the back of the leaf, congested, successively single to 24 flowered inflorescence carrying totally purple flowers.

"Characterized by the very slender ramicaul carrying a narrowly elliptical-ovate leaf with a short, congested inflorescence. The sepals are narrowly ovate and acute. The petals are transverse, narrow and about as long as the sepals. The lip blades are elliptical and carried by narrowly oblong connectives. The appendix is small, ovoid and pubescent.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 7: 183 Dod 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014