Lepanthes hagsateri Salazar & Soto Arenas 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos by G. Salazar /TYPE Drawing by Eric Hagsater and El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996

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Common Name Hagsater's Lepanthes [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and Epidendrum expert current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Mexico in wet forests on small branches of small trees at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with horizontal to pendent, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, yellowish, muriculate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, slightly fleshy, slightly conduplicate-concave, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, obtuse to acute, tridenticulate, dark green leaf that blooms in the winter, and again in the late spring and summer on 1 to 2, only one with flowers, congested, flexuous, [8mm] long, successively 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

"Lepanthes hagsateri is recoognized by the smaller plants with elliptic leaves, emarginate, prominently papillose, subequal lobed petals, a densely papillose lip with the parallel laminae that almost completely enveloped the column, the connectives with a very prominent laminar projection with a densely pilose, conic apice. The reduced ramicauls, the red to pink colored of the flowers and the petals and the lip are prominently papillose shows a relationship with L papillipetala complex but the column, the connectives and the appendix of the lip are very distinct from other species. Saslazar & Soto 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 16. 1988 drawing/photo fide; El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo fide;