Lepanthes dissidens Luer & B.T.Larsen 2013 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Different Lepanthes [refers to the different shape of the sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, microscopically scabrous margin ostia sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3, erect, horizontal to drooping, peduncle filiform, .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, loose, flexuous, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence with as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with light yellow green, glabrous sepals, rose, microscopically pubescent petals and a yellow orange lip..

"Except for the differences in the basic morphology of the sepals, Lepanthes dissidens is practically identical to Lepanthes carrilloi Luer & Thoerle from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. At least three plants of L. dissidens obtained from the same source, and with similar, single-veined sepals, are cultivated in Europe. Lepanthes carrilloi is known form only a single specimen with two-veined lateral sepals. The sepals of both taxa are of the same length, but those of L. dissidens are proportionately narrower, each with only a single vein without accessories. The dorsal sepal of L. dissidens is more triangular than ovate, and the lateral sepals are more or less oblong, acute, only half as wide, and not diverging. The lateral sepals of L. carrilloi are two-veined, broadly ovate, oblique, acuminate, and diverging."Luer 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 173 to 196 2013 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle drawing fide;