Lepanthes dactylina Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage

LATE Spring

Common Name The Finger Bearing Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru without elevational data as a mini-mininature sized, caespitose epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 13, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, elliptical, slightly acuminate, acute, reticulate, convex, sulcate centrally, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, arising along the sulcus of the dorsum of the leaf, congested, 1.28" to 2.08" [3.2 to 5.2 cm] long, including the .08" [2 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedcicel floral bract.

"Characterized by ramicauls with the sheaths widely dilated at the apice, an ovate, reticulated leaf and a successively flowereed raceme borne on top of the sulcus. The sepals are acute and minutely ciliate, the petals are transversely bilobed and the blades of the lip are oblong, flat and shiny. The appendix is in contact with a finger-like process from the stigma which is positioned above. A similar stigmatic process is seen in other species such as L contigens." Luer 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;