Lepanthes multiflora C.D.Adams & Hespenh. 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

Common Name The Many Flowered Lepanthes [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in St James and Trelawny parisihes of Jamaica in Cockpit Country in seasonally dry, scrubby forests at elevations of 600 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, to 1.12 to 1.6" [2.8 to 4 cm] long including the .52 to 1" [1.3 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length.


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