Lepanthes tridentata (Sw.) Sw. 1799 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Warm Cool LATERWinterthrough EARLYFall

Common Name The Three Tooted Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Portland, St Andrew and St Thomas parishes of Jamaica at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a, racemose, arising from on top of the leaf, peduncle filiform [8 to 9 mm] long, rachis to 2" [8 cm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as to just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum tridentatum Sw. 1788

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as L loddigesii not = l tridentata drawing fide; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 not; Moscosoa 6: 171 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 ; Orchids of Jamaica Glouden & Tobisch 1995 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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