Lepanthopsis atrosetifera Dod 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

Another Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundationa t the Jany renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Dark Bristle Carrying Lepanthopsis [refers to the sheaths of the ramicauls]

Flower Size .7" [1.75mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations of 850 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender rammcauls enveloped by 5 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, long-ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, marginally subdenticulate, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a congested, distichous, strict, .6" [ 2 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with 2 opposing ranks of flowers and arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

"Distinguished by the mare numerous sheaths of the ramicauls with longer cilia on the margins of the dilated ostia and a shorter inflorescence, usually no longer than the leaf. Both this species adn L floripectin have flowers in a strict crowded, distichous raceme. The lateral sepals of both species are connate to near the apex into an oblong synsepal and the lips of both species are more or less cordate and rounded with the basal lobes flanking the column." Luer 1991


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 4: 145 Dod 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo fide;