Lepanthes selenitepala Rchb.f. 1885

Side View of Flower Photo by Ana Almisa Cuevas Padró and The Herbarium of the Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras (UPRRP) Web Site

Deep ShadeWarmSpringSummerFallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Moon-Like Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Puerto Rico in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 12, imbricating lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, subsessile, ovate to lanceolate to elliptic, tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, fasciculate, racemose, filiform, shorter than the leaf, fractiflex, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf

Synonyms Lepanthes selenitepala subsp. ackermanii Luer 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide;