!Lepanthopsis floripecten (Rchb. f.) Ames 1933 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Common Name The Floral Comb Inflorescence Lepanthopsis

Flower Size 1/8" to 1/4" [4 to 6 mm]

Found from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Fr Guiana, Guyana and Brazil in moist premontane forests, montane forests and elfin forests as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte on moss covered branches at elevations of 300 to 2400 meters with erect, terete stems covered by inflated, ciliate sheaths and has a single, elliptic-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, retuse, apiculate, gradually narrows below into the base leaf and blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a 1 7/8" to 2 3/4" [4.8 to 7 cm] long, terminal [from the leaf base], several flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises in the winter and spring with simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Humboldtia floripecten (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia floripecten (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes secunda Barb. Rodr. 1882; Lepanthopsis secunda (Barb. Rodr.) Hoehne 1936; Lepanthopsis unilateralis (Cogn.) Porto & Brade 1935; *Pleurothallis floripecten Rchb. f. 1854; Pleurothallis unilateralis Cogn. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia 2(2): 25. 1854 as Pleurothallis floripectin; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Pleurothallis floripecten drawing ok; Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667. 1891 as Humboldtia floripectin; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 819 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 1 1988 photo fiude; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Vol 8 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1542 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 607 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 draw; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo 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; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide