Lepanthes proctorii Garay & 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 Proctor's Lepanthes [American original Discoverer of species currently in Jamaican prison - murder for hire of his wife]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the John Crow Mountains of Jamaica in cloud forests at elevations around 460 to 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a filiform, subdense, distichous, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long including the .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence that exceeds the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(2): 143–145 Luer & Escobar 1991 Drawing fide, Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;