Lepanthes schiedei Rchb.f. 1850 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by © Gerardo Salazar

Another Flower Photo by © The Orquideas Mexicana Webpage

Type DrawingDrawing by © Rchb.f and The Wikimedia webpage


Common Name Schiede’s Lepanthes [German Plant collector in Mexico 1800’s]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Veracruz Mexico in wet pine/oak forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 7, densely muriculate lepanthiform sheaths with subacute ostia and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through later summer on a filiform, distichous, flexuous, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .04” [1 mm] long peduncle, successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence arisng on the back of the leaf and exceeds it in length

Synonyms Lepanthes orizabensis R.E.Schult. & Dillon 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 17: 220 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;