Lepanthes quadrispatulata Dod 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Dod and Moscosoa 7: 190 Dod 1993

Common Name The 4 Shovel-Shaped Petals Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de Hotte at elevations of 2150 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, ascending to nutant ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, ribbed and microscopically echinate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate-acuminate to lanceolate, minutely denticulate margin, acute apically and acute below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on to 5, much shorter than the leaf, arising on the back of the leaf, distally distichous, dense, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single to 18 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 7: 187 Dod 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;