Lepanthes purpurata L.O.Williams 1946

Collection TYPE Sheet by L O Williams and University of Michigan Herbarium

Deep shade Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Purple Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Haiti on hardwood trunks at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, microscopically ciliate ostia and carrying small, ovate to orbicular, sometimes elliptic, dull deep green above, deep dull purple beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring on a fwe, arising on the bask of the leaf, .2" [5 mm] long, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescnece.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 6: 169 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 ;