Lepanthopsis dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Microlepanthes

Another Flower Photos by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name DeWilde's Lepanthopsis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Boyaca department of Colombia in secondary forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a slender, .24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Expedicula dewildei ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Dryadella & Acronia section Macrophyllae-fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Expedicula dewildei