Lepanthes woodiana Fawc. & Rendle 1909 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Plant and flowers

Photos by Orchideen Bildergalerie Lepanthes Website


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

Common Name Wood's Lepanthes [English Illustrator for Fawcett & Rendle 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found on Mt Diablo in Middlesex parish of Jamaica at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, distichous, .52" [to 1.3 cm] long, filiform, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the upper surface of the leaf with slightly echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidianrum XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014