Lepanthes fulva Lindl. 1858 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

What was known as L occidentalis

Photos by Julio Larramendi

Collection sheet and Drawing

Collection sheet and Drawing by Schlechter and The Harvard Herbarium Website

Common Name The Brown/Yellow Lepanthes

Flower Size .01" [2.5 mm]

Found in southeastern Cuba in montane forests at elevations around 750 to 900 meters as a miniature to just small sized, caespitose, warm growing epiphyte with approximate, erect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by 3, brownish, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and summer on 2 to 3, slender, arising through a very short spathe, almost to as long as the leaf, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucllate, apiculate, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying minute, pale yellow flowers.

Synonyms Lepanthes lindmaniana Schltr. 1923; Lepanthes occidentalis Hespenh. 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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