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Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Full Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Dunsterville's Lepanthes [American Orchid Collector and enthusiast Venezuela later 1900's]

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicals enveloped by 10 to 16 ciliate lepanthiform with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute, acuminate, apically bilobed, 3, nerved, dark green above, blue green below, often suffused with purple beneath, broadly cuneate, rounded and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on acongested, distichous, borne on the back of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, rachis to .8" [2 cm] long, successively to 3, many flowered inflorescence with longer than teh pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes hispida Luer & R.Escobar 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 as L hispida drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide