Lepanthes jamesonii Lindl. ex Rchb.f. 1856 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Jameson's Lepanthes [Scottish Chemist & Botanist in Ecuador 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 10, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a, filiform, loose, sub-flexuous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes delphax Luer 1983; Lepanthes porcula Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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