Lepanthes longiloba Dod ex Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 24:18 Dod ex Luer 2003

Common Name The Long-Lobed Lepanthes [refers to lobes of the petals]

Flower Size to .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti without locational or elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing caespitose epiphyte with weak, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 9, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect tp arching, borne on top of the leaf by a filiform peduncle .32 to .6" [8 to 1.5 cm] long, rachis .64" [1.6 cm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with slightly subechinate, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is apparently known only from the mountains of eastern Haiti and is characterized by a mediumsized habit, with very slender ramicauls much longer than the elliptical leaf it bears. The peduncles on top of the leaf reach to about the middle of the leaf, so that the congested raceme eventually reaches near the apex. The sepals are ovate and acute with the laterals connate below the middle. The transverse petals are narrowly oblong with the lobes nearly equal. The blades of the lip have are complete, with the apices curved beneath the apex of the column. The connectives and body are broad, and the appendix is reduced to a tiny clump of cilia." Luer 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 24: 16 Dod ex Luer 2003 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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