Lepanthes agatarum J.S.Moreno, N.Gut. & S.Vieira-Uribe 2018 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Juan Sebastian Moreno and his Research Gate Webpage


Common Name The Agataes Lepanthes [refers to the former, now extinct indigenous tribe of the area]

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2440 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf ythat blooms in the fall on a slender, loose, suberect, flexible, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with echinate, acute as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to L calocodon, L chelonion, L cloesii, L cymbium and L nautilaus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 376: 92 J.S.Moreno, N.Gut. & S.Vieira-Uribe 2018 drawing/photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;