Lepanthes excedens Ames & Correll 1942 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

What was L camposii type photo

Photo by Eric Hagsater

Another Angle

Photo by Daniel Jimenez.


Common Name The Protruding Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1100 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending, red stem enveloped by 2 to more infundibuliform, dilated, acute, lightly costate with the costae and apical margin ciliolate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, dark green to ruddy, fleshy, glabrous, somewhat undulate- contracted marginally, elliptic to oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, tridentate apically, tapering below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter to spring on 1 to 2, often shorter than the leaf, loosely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acute, glabrous floral bracts that are longer than the ovary

Synonyms Lepanthes camposii Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996; Lepanthes empis Luer 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Guatemala And Belize Correl and Ames 1942 drawing ok; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 as L camposii drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018