Lepanthes anisoloba Dod ex Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 24: 5 Dod ex Luer 2003

Common Name The Unequally Lobed Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of the petals]

Flower Size to 1" tall [to 2.5 cm tall]

Found in the Dominican Republic without locational or elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 12 tubular lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneaate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, borne on top of the leaf by a filiform peduncle .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long, rachis .36 to .4" [9 to 10 mm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with echinate, as long as to just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is known only from a collection by Dod that was cultivated by Jesup under the name "inaequalis," probably alluding to the lobes of the petals. It is characterized by the small habit with a dense raceme borne on top of an ovate, acute leaf. The sepals are ovate and acute with the laterals connate below the middle. The petals are transversely lobed, with the upper, triangular lobe four times longer than the rounded lower lobe. The blades of the lip are ovate and complete with broad connectives. The appendix is ovoid and pubescent." Luer 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 24: 4 Dod ex Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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