Lepanthes geniculata Luer & Béhar 1990

Photos by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep ShadeCold LATER spring EARLYsummer

Common Name The Kneeling Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, dark, slightly dentate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, tridentate apically, narrowing below into the petilolate base leaf thta blooms that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a filiform, distichous, [1.7 to 2.6 cm] long, succesively singel, few flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/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