Lepanthopsis dodii Garay 1969 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

Photo by Michael & Linda Karlbom, and their Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundationa t the Jany renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Dod's Lepanthes [American Orchid enthusiast in the Carribean and co discover of species]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by around 4 to 7, lepanthiform sheaths with shortly ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, margins mintely denticulate, elliptic, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, 2 ranked, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, simulataneously many flowered inflorescence.

"The leaves are minutely cellular-denticulate on the margins, a strict, densely simultaneously flowered raceme in 2 opposing ranks of tiny yellow flowers, the sepals and petals are ovate and acute and the basal lobes of the obtuse, ovate-cordate lip with a well developed glenion encircle the column." Luer 1991


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo fide;