Lepanthes brunnescens Luer 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

Photo by Peter Peeters Four new species of Lepanthes (Pleurothallidinae) from the southwestern Andes in Colombia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Brownish Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, epiphytic species with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single ovate, acute, tridenticulate apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a few, 1" [2.5 cm] long successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

"Related to the similar L mucronata but characterized by the overall brown color, a long-pedicellate, congested raceme, petals with the lower lobe erose, a lip with broad connectives from the middle of the blades and a large, boat-shaped appendix with figurehead." Luer 1984

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; * Phytologia 55: 179. Luer & Vasquez 1984; Four new species of Lepanthes (Pleurothallidinae) from the southwestern Andes in Colombia photo fide

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