Lepanthes didactyla Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

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Common Name The Two Fingered Lepanthes [refers to 2 lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with transluscent tan sepals, dull yellow pubescent petals and a red purple lip.

"This small species may be recognized by the slender, two-flowered raceme slightly longer than the elliptical leaf; pubescent, forked petals; and pubescent blades of the lip with narrow connectives and a minute, triangular appendix." Luer & Escobar 1984


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 16(2): 137 Luer & R.Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide