Lepanthopsis rinkei Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Lepanthopsis Photo by Karl Siegler plant grown by Byron Rinke

Common Name Rinke's Lepanthopsis [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Panama as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, contracted below to a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long including the .8 to .92" [2 to 2.3 cm] long peduncle, congested, simultaneously opening, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with the flowers arranged in 2 rows.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo fide;

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