Lepanthes beharii Luer 1990

Photo by Edgar Alfredo Mo'Mo'

Another Flower

Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name Behar's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, filiform ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, coffee colored, glandular lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, oblique, attenuate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-subrhomboid, acute, tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the short, canaliculate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, slender, erect, 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lepanthes de Guatemala Archia 2001 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018