Lepanthes denticulata Luer & Béhar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © Moises Behar

Deep shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Toothed Lepanthes [refers to the toothed sepals]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found only in Chiapas state of Mexico and Guatemala on thin branches of small trees within cloud forests at elevations around 2133 meters as mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, rigid ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on 1 to 2, only one per bloom season, distichous, arising on the back of the leaf, 1.12” [2.8 cm] long, congested, successively single, several flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018