Lepanthes georgii Luer & R. Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Flower Detail

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TYPE drawing of L bifurcata

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning George's Lepanthes [Jorge Lopez - Colombian Orchid Collector and cultivator current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, tight fitting, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .64 to 72" [1.6 to 1.8 cm] long including the .36 to .44" [.9 to 1.1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with muricate floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes bifurcata Luer & R.Escobar 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 96 Luer 1994 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995; Orquideología Vol 21 #2 og 140–142, f. 133. Luer & Escobar 1999 as L bifurcata drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Checked Type w3tropicos fide