Lepanthes fratercula Luer & Béhar 1990

photo by © Mario Velasquez and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Cool Cold Winter Summer

Common Name The Brotherly Lepanthes [refers to the flowers similarity to L tactiquense]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Guatemala in forests at elevations around 1800 to 2300 meters as a mni-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically dentate marginally ostia and carrying a suborbicular-elliptic, tridenticulate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on 2 to 3, .6 to .88" [1.5 to 2.2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996; Lepanthes of Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 6 2008 photo fide; 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