Lepanthes semperflorens Dod ex Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 24:26 Dod ex Luer 2003

Common Name The Always Flowering Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti near the Massif de la Hotte without elevational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carryying a single, apical, coriaceous, purple suffused benenath, eret to suberect, elliptical-ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an erect, borne on top of the leaf, eventually exceeding the leaf in length, peduncle filiform, .52 to .8" [1.3 to 2 cm] long, rachis 1" [2.5 cm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with inflorescence with minutely echinate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 24: 25 Dod ex Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014