Lepanthes quadrata Fawc. & Rendle 1905 drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Quadrate Lepanthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Surrey Jamaica at elevations around 450 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through winter on filiform, erect, congested, distichous, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long including the .8 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence on back of the leaf with echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;