Lepanthes acrogenia Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and the Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Prominent Chin Lepanthes [refers to the large appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, .6 to .75" [1.5 to 1.7 cm] long including the .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long peduncle, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(1): 24. Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;