Lepanthopsis acuminata Ames 1938 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

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Common Name The Gradually Tapering Point Lepanthopsis [refers to the ends of the sepals]

Flower Size 1/32" [1.75mm]

Found from Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador in moist forests at elevations of 700 to 2800 meters as a miniature, caespitose epiphyte, with slender ramicauls enclosed by 5 to 6 lepaniform sheaths with a single, apical, elliptic, acute, gradually narrows below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, arising from the leaf base, congested, 1 3/8" to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered raceme with the flowers in two opposite rows held at mid leaf height occuring in the winter and spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 074 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo hmm; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide