Lepanthes inca Thoerle & Turkel 2013 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photo

Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

More typical Color Form

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya

Cool Cold LATE

Common Name The Inca Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide - 1" [2.5 cm] long

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at higher elevations as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, more or less erect stems enveloped by 4 to 6 minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia with acuminate apices carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, minutely triapiculate apex, cuneate below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle 1.6 to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, overall, rachis fractiflex, lax, successively single, to at least 10 flowered inflorescence with minutely verrucose, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest 77: 66 Thoerle & Turkel 2013 photos/drawing fide