Lepanthes ibanezii Luer & Béhar 1990 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Lindleyana 5: 191 Luer & Béhar 1990 and The AOS 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.

"This small species is characterized by the loose, few flowered inflorescence about as long or slightly longer than the ramicaul. The dorsal sepal is triangular and acute, the laterals are broad with incurved apices,. The petals are small, broadly triangular and acute. The obtuse basal angles corrrespond in the 2 lobes usually seen in Lepanthes. The arcuate column protrudes from between proportionally small blades of the lip. The connectives and body are broad, the body connate near the midddle of the column. The appendix is oblong, pubescent and acutely reflexed." Luer 1990


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 5: 191 Luer & Béhar 1990 and The AOS Webpage drawing fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala 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