Lepanthes rotundata Griseb. 1864 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Plant and Flower

Drawing/photo by Carl Luer/Rudolf Jenny and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Round Lepanthes [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in eastern Jamaica at elevations around 450 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through late spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long including the .2 to .26 [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf


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