Lepanthes hagsateri Salazar & Soto Arenas 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Plant and Flowers Photos by Salazar and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

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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.


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;