Lepanthes herrerae Luer & Béhar 1991

Photo by © Fredy Archila

Plant and Flowers

Photo by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Cold summer

Common Name Herrera's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in western Guatemala at elevations around 2130 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, microscopically glandular lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, tridenticulate apically, gradually anrrowing below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a shorter thatn the leaf, .28 to .68" [7 to 17 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 as synonym of L almolongae; Lepanthes de Giatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018