Lepanthes woodfredensis Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana Vol 13 #3 pg 145 Luer 1998

Common Name The Arroyo Woodfred Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Holguin province of Cuba in moist forests at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, microscopically short-ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, slightl;y convex, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, borne on the back of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long, congested, distichous, rachis .2" [5 mm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with muricate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a small habit with more or less convex, elliptical leaves and a congested, successsively single flowered inflorescence borne behind the leaf. The sepals are broad and obtuse, nearly rounnded, the upper lobe of the petals are oblong and obliquely subtruncate, longer than the triangular lower lobe. The lobes of the lip are developed into complete lamina supported by cuneate connectives. The sinus is obtuse with a stout, shortly pubescent appendix with an inferior, ciliate component." Luer 1998


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana Vol 13 #3 pg 145 Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014