Lepanthes fimbriatilabia J.S. Moreno, Gal.–Tar., Zuluaga 2021

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flower

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE drawing by © J S Moreno and Phytotaxa 567 (2): 149–161 S Viera-Uribe & J S Moreno 2022 Two new species of Lepanthes (Pleurothallidinae, Orchidaceae) from the Alto de Ventanas, Colombia


Common Name The Fringed Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia in pastures along the border of secondary forests at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with suberect to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 10, dark brown, tightly fitting, lepanthiform sheaths, with a minutely acuminate, ciliated ostia and carrying a single, apical, coppery, erect, thickly coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at least in the later fall and early winter on a filiform peduncle .72 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, arising on the bottom of the leaf, rachis to .28" [7 mm] long, very congested, distichous, long-pedicellate, successively single, many-flowered inflorescence with acuminate, scabrous, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Lepanthes fimbriatilabia resembles L. pecunialis , but it can be recognized by the transversely bilobed petals with the lower lobe pubescent and fimbriate, as well as the bilaminate lip strongly fimbriate along the margins with the blades oblong and falcate." Gal.–Tar., Zuluaga, J.S. Moreno & Mora-Aguilar 2021


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 177–188 Gal.–Tar., Zuluaga, J.S. Moreno & Mora-Aguilar 2021, THREE NEW SPECIES OF LEPANTHES (ORCHIDACEAE: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE) FROM SAN JOSÉ DEL SALADO, VALLE DEL CAUCA, IN SOUTHWESTERN COLOMBIA drawing/ photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;