Lepanthes ibanezii Luer & Béhar 1990 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © Fredy Archila

Another Flower?

Photo by © Edgar Alfredo Mo Mo and The Infojardin Webpage

Full Shade Cold Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Ibanez's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 2200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically dentate margined ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, tridentate apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on 1 to 2, longer than the leaf, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Although close the second photo above does not match the description exactly so please use with caution! The first photo is the type photo so it is absolutely correct!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lepanthes de Giatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; 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