New Species of the Genus Lepanthes Sw. from Hispaniola (Orchidaceae)


Dominican Republic

How to Cite

Luer, C. A. (2003). New Species of the Genus Lepanthes Sw. from Hispaniola (Orchidaceae). Selbyana, 24(1), 4–29. Retrieved from


Seventeen new species of Lepanthes from the Dominican Republic and Haiti are described from collections by Donald D. Dod. Lepanthes Sw. is the largest in numbers of species of all genera of orchids known from the island of Hispaniola. The 17 collections by Dod, published in preparation for the Flora of the Greater Antilles, are Lepanthes anisoloba, L. apiculata, L. austinae, L. boomerang, L. braccata, L. decussata, L. dondodii, L. excavata, L. incurva, L. longiloba, L. magnipetala, L. microdonta, L. miniflora, L. politilabia, L. pteroglossa, L. semperflorens, and L. truncatipetala.


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