Lepanthes schiedei Rchb.f. 1850

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by © Gerardo Salazar

Another Flower

Photo by © The Orquideas Mexicana Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing 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 state of 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 an erect, arising on the back of the leaf, exceeds the leaf in length, peduncle filiform, .4” [1 cm] long, rachis distichous, flexuous, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence with well spaced, obliquelt infundibuliform, carinate, sparsely papilose on the keels, coffee colored, membraneous-scarious, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Recognized by the very caespitose, small plants with an elliptic leaf and with a flexuous, somewhat dense rachis, the sepals triangular-ovate and long-attenuate-acuminate and oblong lobed petals.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rhodora 61: 12 Dressler 1959 as L orizabensis drawing fide; Rhodora 61: 18 Dressler 1959; 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;