Lepanthes trichodactyla Lindl. 1860 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Julio A Larrimendi

Collection sheet and Drawing

Collection sheet and drawing by by C Wright and Kew Plants of the World Online Website


drawing by by Carl Luer

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Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Fingered Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santiago de Cuba province of Cuba in wet, montane, broadleaved forests at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect, leapanthiform stem enveloped by 4 to 8 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic leaf that blooms at any tme of the year on a congested, arising on the back of the leaf, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes longicruris Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Cuba Laramendi and Llamacho 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide