Lepanthes cobanensis Archila 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila


Common Name The Coban Lepanthes [Guatemalan City near where the type was collected]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Guatemala near Coban at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, filiform ramicauls enveloped by brown lepanthiform sheaths with the margins of the ostium glandular pubescent and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, purple colored, flat with a prominent midvein, tridentate apically leaf that blooms in the late summer on 1 to 2, erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, subcongested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with papery, coffee colored, glabrous floral bracts.


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