Lepanthes inaequalis Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by © Edgar Alfredo Mo Mo and The Infojardin Webpage

Another Flower? Photo by Walter Teague

TYPE Drawing by Ames Photo by Walter Teague

TYPE Drawing of L juanii by Carl Luer Photo by Walter Teague

Common Name The Unequal Lepanthes [refers to the unequally lobed petals]

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found in Guatemala and El Salvador in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, olive green, coriaceous, tridentate apically, narrowly elliptic, gradually narrows below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on more than one, thin, terete, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the front of the leaf with 1 to 2 flowers open at a time.

The second flower although similar is most likely not Lepanthes inaequalis, I await better refereneces.

Synonyms Lepanthes juanii Luer & Behar 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10(254-256): 356. Schlechter 1912.; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Lepanthes inaequalis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Lepanthes inaequalis drawing fide; * Lindleyana 5: 191 Luer & Béhar 1990 and The AOS Webpage as L juanii drawing 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

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK