Lepanthes byfieldii Hespenh. 1973 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Warm Summer Fall

Common Name Byfield's Lepanthes [Jamaican Forestry Worker and co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Surrey Jamaica at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .8 to .92" [2 to 2.3 cm] long including the .4 to .52" [1 to 1.3 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;