Lepanthes anfracta Garay & Dunst. 1976 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Another Angle

Photos by Peter Bryder

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name The Bent Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela and Colombia in rather scrubby, dwarf cloud forests at elevations around 2600 to 2950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, inflated, acuminate, imbricating lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obtuse and mucronate apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, fractiflex, loose, successively single flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;