Lepanthes dicycla Luer & Hirtz 2007 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Warm LATERWinter

Common Name The Two Circle Lepanthes [refers to upper lobes of the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ribs and margins and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.04 to 1.2" [2.6 to 3 cm] long, including the .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back or top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;