Lepanthes anemica Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

Lip detail

Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Cool LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Anemic Lepanthes [refers to the pale colors of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia without elevational data as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by at least 8, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, arising on the back of the leaf, slender, extremely congested, long pedicellate, .8 to 1.68" [2 to 4.2 cm] long including the .2 to .88" [.5 to 2.2 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to L agglutinata but distinguished by the larger flowerswith narrower, longer-acuminate sepals. The petals of both species are similar exccept that L agglutinata are green with the upper portion dark purple. Instead of from the apical quarter the connectives are from the central quarter. Instead if oblong with an apical gland the appendix of L anemica is triangular and half the size." Luer 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 326 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;