Lepanthes tubuliflora Hespenh. 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tubular Flower Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Middlesex and Cornwall parishes of Jamaica at elevations around 850 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 10, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a, filiform, congested, distichous, 1.92 to 2.32" [4.8 to 5.8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length, with ciliate, pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014