Lepanthes pristidis Rchb. f.1849 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Inflorescence and leaf



Drawing by Hagsater & Salazar and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type of Lepanthes nigriscapa

Drawing by Schultes & Dillon

Deep shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Terrible Lepanthes

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found only in Oaxaca states of Mexico, Guatemala and Cuba in perrenial forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with robust, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, tridentate apically leaf that blooms in the fall on a shorter than the leaf, rachis pectinate, successively single, more than 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes nigriscapa R.E.Schult. & Dillon 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Rhodora 61: 8 Dressler 1959 as L nigriscapa drawing fide; Rhodora 61: 17 Dressler 1959; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide to the first drawing; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018