Lepanthes heteroloba Luer, R.Escobar & Thoerle 2011 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Different Lobed Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, more or less arching ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, close, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate tips and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to pendent, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate apically, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, arising on top of the leaf, very congested, .44 to .68" [1.1 to 1.7 cm] long including the .08 to .32" [2 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Similar to L quandi both of which have denticulate margins on the sepals and glabrous petals but L quandi differs in the cuneate connectives that are inserted below the middle of the blade, and L praemorsa which has smooth margined sepals and pubescent petals. The petals of the similat L habenifera have the upper and lower lobes nearly equal in length.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 332 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;