Lepanthes exilis C.Schweinf. 1951 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Slim Lepanthes [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Roraima state of Brazil at elevations around 1700 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying an erect, apical, single, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, somewhat attenuate, strongly mucronate apically, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a filiform, fractiflex, lengthening over time, to 2" [5 cm] long,successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville and Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok;