Biology:Lepanthopsis melanantha

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Short description: Species of orchid

Tiny orchid
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Lepanthopsis
L. melanantha
Binomial name
Lepanthopsis melanantha
(Rchb.f.) Ames
  • Pleurothallis melanantha Rchb.f
  • Pleurothallis floripicta Lindl. ex Griseb., without description
  • Lepanthes brevipetala Fawc. & Rendle
  • Lepanthes harrisii Fawc. & Rendle
  • Lepanthopsis quisqueyana Dod

Lepanthopsis melanantha, common name tiny orchid, is a very small epiphytic species of orchid. It is native to southern Florida and the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico). In Florida, it is known only from the Fahkahatchee Swamp in Collier County.[1][2][3][4]


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q15468129 entry