Lepanthes hondurensis Ames 1931 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flowers

Photos by Marni Turkel

Another Flower?

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing and Collection sheet

TYPE Drawing by Ames Collection sheet by J B Edwards

Common Name The Honduran Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Guatemala and Honduras at elevations around 600 to 610 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths with prominent, microscopically dentate ostia and carrying a single, apical, ellipitic-lanceolate, narrowing and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congesed, distichous, .6 to .8 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

"Allied to L appendiculata but this one is a larger plant and has differences in the structure of the labellum. Vegetatively it resemvbles L fimbriata but the petals are very different." Ames 1931


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 44: 43-44. Ames 1931 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #2 1998 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; 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