Lepanthes ingridiana Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Cool Spring

Common Name Ingrid's Lepanthes [Ecuadorian nurserywoman with her husband Jose Portilla current]

Flower Size .2 x 1.2" [4mmx30mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago of southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by to 7 to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, slightly acuminate, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, loose, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by the medium sized plant witha rather stout ramicaul clad with ciliate sheaths The peduncle is shorter than the leaf with a successively few flowered raceme of slender, yellow flowers with long-attenuated sepals about 1.2" [3 cm] long. The petals are small and the blades of the lip are glabrous. The appendix is obtusely triangular with a minute pair of lobules at the apex." Luer 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Check type w3tropicos OK; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide