Lepanthes gustavo-romeroi Archila 2001 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

photo by Mario Velasquez and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Gustavo Romero's Lepanthes [Harvard botanist and orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala in forests at elevations around 1800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramciauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically dentate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute-tridenticulate, abaxial with purple splotches, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, longer than the leaf, 1.24 to 1.52" [3.1 to 3.8 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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