Lepanthes tridentata (Sw.) Sw. 1799 Drawing by Edward's Botanical Register

Deep shade Warm Cool LATERWinterthrough EARLYFall

Common Name The Three Tooted Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found from Jamaica at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, clustered, erect, jointed stems enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, light green, apically biolobed, tapering below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through early fall on 2 to 5, racemose, arising from behind the leaf, [1.7 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Epidendrum tridentatum Sw. 1788

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as L loddigesii not = l tridentata drawing fide; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 not; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchids of Jamaica Glouden & Tobisch 1995 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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