Lepanthes erythroxantha Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Octavio Suarez

Another flower? Photo by Noble Bashor

TYPE Drawing TYPE drawing by Salazar & Soto and El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996


Common Name The Reddish Yellow Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] Oaxaca Mx., 2408m elev., Cerro San Filipe, epiphytes on small branches

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in wet montane forests or cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to repent, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a terminal, [1 to 2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence holding the flowers most often on the front of the leaf.

This orchid is in the L stenophylla complex.

The first photo is absolutely correct as it is the type photo for the species

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo fide