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

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 24:28 Dod ex Luer 2003


Common Name The Truncate Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found somewhere in Hispanola without locational or elevational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, shortly acuminate apically, shortly acuminate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, borne behind the leaf by a peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, rachis .2" [5 mm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is known only from a collection by Dod. It is characterized by the medium-sized habit with elliptical leaves more or less acumi- nate at both the apex and base, and a congested raceme borne along the back. The sepals are ovate and acute with the laterals connate below the middle. The petals are transversely lobed, with upper lobe cuneate, broadly and sharply truncate. The connectives and body are broad with a small, bifid, long-ciliate appendix." Luer 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 24: 26 Dod ex Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014