Lepanthes woodiana Fawc. & Rendle 1909

Plant and flowers Photos by Orchideen Bildergalerie Lepanthes Website

Common Name Wood's Lepanthes [English Illustrator for Fawcett & Rendle 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Mt Diablo Jamaica at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, distichous, .52" [to 1.3 cm] long, filiform, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the upper surface of the leaf with slightly echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidianrum XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide