Lepanthes avis Rchb.f.1856 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Gerardo Salazar

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 ; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;