Lepanthes carvii Archila 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila


Common Name CARV's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Family of Carlos Villela and Jorge Carlos becoming an acronym]

Flower Size .104" [2.6 mm]

Found in the department of Alta Verapaz of Guatemala at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 9, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, tridentate apically, subfleshy, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on 1 to 2, shorter than the leaf, .28" [7 mm] long, cogested, distichous, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


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