Lepanthes glossites Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Same Tongued Lepanthes [refers to its affinity to L sillarensis]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, tight fitting, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, arising on the top of the leaf, 2.4" [6 cm] long, lax, successively several flowered inflorescence with an as long as to longer than the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to L sillarensis but differs in the much longer ramicaul with a few, long sheaths and a larger, narrowly elliptic leaf. The raceme is laxly flowered instead of congested and the sepals are merely acute, not acuminate. The lip and column are very simmilar except that the gynostemium is proportionally larger and arcuate and protruding beyond the blades of the lip." Luer 1999

Synonyms W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

References * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;