Lepanthes domingensis Hespenh. & Dod. 1989 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Hespenh. & Dod and Moscosoa 5: 252 Hespenh. & Dod 1989

Full Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Dominican Lepanthes

Flower Size minute

Found in Dominican Republic and Haiti at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending, slender, strict rarely curved, ramicauls enveloped by to 4 to 8, cornucopiate, marginate, apiculate, microscopically echinate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, brown spotted, broadly ovate to suborbicular, marginate, with sparsely ciliate margins, subacuminate, bidentate-mucronate apically leaf that blooms on a fascile of up to 5, filiform, distally distichously arranged, densely successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence with dilatate, acute, sparsely ciliate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 5: 256 Hespenh. & Dod 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014