Lepanthes eltoroensis Stimson 1970

Side View of flower Photos by Ana Almisa Cuevas Padró and The Herbarium of the Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras (UPRRP) Web Site

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Common Name or Meaning The El Toro Lepanthes [A trail in Puerto Rico]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Puerto Rico in wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a spreading short ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 7, leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, subapcial, coriaceous, obovate to oblanceolate, tridenticulate leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, .22" [6 mm] long, fractiflex, successively single to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide;