Lepanthopsis serrulata (Cogn.) Hespenh. & Garay 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

Photo by Jean-Marc Pallandre and his Flickr Photo Page


Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name or Meaning The Toothed Lepanthopsis [refers to the margins of the leaves]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in western Dominican Republic at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 6 lepanthiform, ciliate sheaths with ciliate ribs and dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, minutely serrulate marginally cuneate into the shortly petilolate base leaves that blooms at least in the summer and fall on an erect, congested, 2 ranked, 1.4 to 2.2" [3.5 to 5.5 cm] long including the .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

"Lepanthopsis serrulata is distinguished by the suborbicular dorsal sepal, and the lateral sepals connate into a similar but bifid synsepal. The lip is comparatively large and suborbicular, nearly as wide as the dorsal sepal. A prominent, circular glenion is present at the base." Luer 1991

Synonyms *Lepanthes serrulata Cogn. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Xenia Vol 2 Rchb.f 1873; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Lepanthes serrulata; Fieldiana, Botany Vol 30, Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes mystacina; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 11 1978 photo fide; Moscosoa 6: 171 Hespenh. & Dod 1990 as Lepanthes serrulata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo;