Lepanthes pteroglossa Dod ex Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 24:26 Dod ex Luer 2003


Common Name The Winged Lip Lepanthes [referring to the long-pedi- cellate lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti near the Massif de la Hotte without elevational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5, microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with minimally dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an arcuate, borne on top of the leaf by a peduncle .04" [1 mm] long, rachis .16" [4 mm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with echinate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"It is characterized by a small habit with elliptical, obtuse leaves with a short, congested raceme arching away from the leaf. The sepals are entire, ovate and acute with the laterals connate below the middle. The petals are transversely lobed, with the lobes nearly equal, oblong, and inclined inward. The blades of the lip are ovate and held to either side of the column by equally long, oblong connectives. The body is narrow with an oblong, ciliated appendix." Luer 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 24: 25 Dod ex Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;