!Lepanthes ovalis (Sw.) Fawc. & Rendle 1910 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Richard Ashby and hisOrchid Photo Website.

Another Photo Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Oval Lepanthes

Flower Size 1/8" [.35 cm]

Found in Jamaica as a miniature, caespitose, unifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphytic species occuring at elevations of 700 to 800 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by tubular, longitudinally nerved, dilated, muricate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, membraceous, ovate to narrowly ovate, shortly and widely acuminate, finely tridenticulate apically, widely round and cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms with a fascicle of filiform, distally distichously, 1" to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, densly few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence that are shorter than the leaves and having minute flowers occuring at any time of the year.

Synonyms *Epidendrum ovale Sw 1799; Epidendrum concinnum [Sw.] Steud. 1821; Lepanthes concinna Sw. 1799; Lepanthes crassifolia Rchb.f 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as L concinna; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Lepanthes crassifolia; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as L concinna; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide