Lepanthopsis woodsiana Dod ex Luer 2005 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Fractipectin Luer 1991

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Wood's Lepanthopsis [?]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de la Hotte at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 7, sparsely long-pubescent, lepanthiform sheaths with long-cilaitedilated ostia and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, lightly pusticulate, margins minutely denticulate, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneat below to a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, loose, subdistichous, simultaneously to 6, few flowered inflorescence with as long a s the pedicel floral bracts.

"Vegetatively and florally the largest of the genus in the Antilles. The flowers are nearly .4" [1 cm] wide, the raceme is congested with overlapping flowers that reaches or surpasses the leaf in length. The sepals are broadly ovate and slightly acuminate with the tips of the laterals diverging. The petals are comperitively large and also slightly acuminate. The lip is rounded with elongated basal lobes that encircle the column." Luer 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 Nom inval. Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo fide; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella and Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasiculatae Luer 2005 in Corrigenda;