Lepanthes gibberosa Ames 1923 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Edgar Mo Mo and The Researchgate Webpage

TYPE Sheet and Drawing

TYPE Sheet and TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Harvard Herbarium Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Humped Lepanthes [refers to the sepals concavity]

Flower Size .088" [2.2 mm]

Found in Guatemala in cloud forets at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-orbicular, green, tridentate, central lobe triangular, laterals obliquely acute, similar in size, gradually narrowing and subcanaliculate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a longer than the leaf, distichous, .88 to 1.68" [2.2 to 4.2 cm] long, successively single, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; 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