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

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.

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Ames & Correll


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.

"This minute species, one of the smallest in the genus, is characterized by the short, congested raceme, the entire sepals, the multiangular petals and the proportionally large, ovate appendix, cleft tansversely." Luer 1984 as L empis

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; Phytologia 55: 183. Luer & Vasquez 1984 as L empis; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 as L camposii drawing/photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 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