Lepanthes avis Rchb.f.1856 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Gerardo Salazar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez and El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996

Deep shade WarmCool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Congested Lepanthes

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found only in Hidalgo, Vera Cruz & Oaxaca states of Mexico in cloud forests at elevations around 900 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ascending ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, widely elliptic, obtuse, minutely tridentate, petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on 1 to 6, only 1 per bloom season, mostly longer than the leaf, on either side of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .32 to .44 [.8 to 1.1 cm] long, single obliquely infundibular bracted, rachis flexuous, .48 to .8 [1.2 to 2 cm] long overall, successively single, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepanthes congesta R.E.Schult. 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rhodora 61: 5 Dressler 1959; * Rhodora 61: 14 Dressler 1959 as L congesta; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;