Lepanthes quadrata Fawc. & Rendle 1905 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Wiel Driessen by and his Facebook Webpage


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 parish of 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; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;