Lepanthes fimbriata Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo By Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower

Leaf and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Karremans/TYPE Drawing by Ames , Used under permission of The Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Fimbriate Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations around 1550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptical, shortly acuminate, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaf that blooms on a short successively few, several flowered inflorescence holding the flower on the front of the leaf.

"Essentially indistinguisable from L psyche with which it grows sympatrically. The sepals and appendix of the lip are also amazingly similar but the lobes of the petals of L fimbriata are acute and long-pubescent without a lateral tooth and the blades of the lip are also long-pubescent and not agglutinated over the column." Luer 1984 as L setos

Similar to L laevis but the petals and lip are histute in this one.

Synonyms Lepanthes setos Luer 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR CHECKED Type OK; * Schedul. Orchid. 3: 11-12. 1923; Phytologia 55: 193. Luer & Vasquez 1984 as L setos; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide

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