Lankesterella caespitosa (Lindl.) Hoehne 1944 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and photo by Cassio van den Berg Orchidstudium

Full Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Caespitose Lankesterella

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a few, light green, soft, fleshy, smooth, shiny above, duller below, microscopically glandular-erose marginally, subacute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a suberect, few flowered, racmose, densely long white pubescent inflorescence.

Synonyms Cladobium epiphytum (Barb.Rodr.) Schltr. 1920; *Hetaeria caespitosa Lindl. 1842; Lankesterella epiphyta (Barb.Rodr.) Mansf. 1940; Spiranthes epiphyta Barb.Rodr. 1877; Stenorrhynchos epiphytum Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as L epiphyta drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as L epiphyta drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as L ceracifolia not drawing fide;