Lepanthes deuteroleonii J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Full ShadeCool Summer Fall

Common Name The Second L leonii Lepanthes [refers to its being the second L leonii and refers to a Peruvian Orchid Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Piura department of Peru within wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by ciliolate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acuminate, minutely tridenticulate apcailly leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a very slender, pedunculate, .88 to .98" [2.2 to 2.4 cm] long, arising on the back of the leaf, rachis fractiflex, successively single to 10 flowered inflorescence with minute floralbracts and carrying flowers with pale green dorsal sepal with lavender blotches, pale green lateral sepals, lowerhalf yellow upper half red petals and the margins with lavender cilia, a yellowish green lip and a column that is pale green in the upper third and the rest tinted violet.

"Closest to L zunagensis but differs by the almost free lateral sepals, subequal length of the petal lobes, petals that embrace the column and ciliolate petals and labellum. It is also similar to L xenos in the almost free petals but the similarities ends there." Bennett & Chrstenson 2001

Synonyms Lepanthes leonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 673 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as L leonii Drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as L leonii;