Lepanthopsis glandulifera Dod 1977 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Gland Bearing Lepanthopsis [refers tothe cellular-granular integument of the floral parts]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Dominican Republic at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect slender, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, sparsely long-ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, minutely denticulate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a congested, filiform, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and with the flowers in 2 opposing ranks.

"Distinguished from its numerous close relatives by the sparsely long-cilaite leapanthiform sheaths, the minutely glandilar-pubescent floral parts, the tiny rounded petals and a rounded lip with basal auricles that embrace the column." Luer 1991

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 1: 2:46 Dod 1978 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo fide;

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