Lepanthes cassicula Hespenh. & Dod 1993

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod


Common Name The Net Lepanthes [refers to the villose apices of the lip]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in primary broadleaved forest at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by up to 8, microscopically echinate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, green rarely purplish, the tip is often wrapped around, subcoriaceous to slightly membraneous, broadly ovate to ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate, acute, margin sparsely ciliate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on to 5, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, rarely adpressed, successively single to 35 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 7: 171 Dod 1993 drawing fide;