Lepanthes veleziana Stimson 1970 Photo by Alex Sirota

Common Name or Meaning Velez' Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found only in Puerto Rico in wet montane forests at elevations of 250 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 5 to 13 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, minutely tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, 1 to few, fasciculate, fractiflex, distichous, .2 to .8" [5 to 20 mm] long, successively single many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf

Synonyms Lepanthes veleziana var. retusicolumna Stimson 1969 publ. 1970

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide;