Lepanthes urbaniana Mansf. 1926 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Carl Luer

Collection sheet and Drawing

Collection sheet and Drawing by Ekman and The Harvard Herbarium Website


Common Name Urban's Lepanthes [German Botanist in Brazil and the Caribbean 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in wet montane broadleaved forsts at elevations of 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, elliptical-ovate, acute to subacute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an arching away from the leaf, peduncle to .48 to .8 [1.2 to 2 cm] long, rachis congested, distichous, .28 to .48" [1.2 1.7 cm] long successively single, several flowered inflorescence with echinate longer than the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 6: 170 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 ; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide