Lepanthes isabelae Archila 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Common Name Isabel's Lepanthes [named for Claudia Isabel Cortez - Guatemalan Orchid Wife]

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 4 to 6, adpressed, minutely pubescent leapanthiform sheaths with dilate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pendent, oblanceolate, acute, tridenticulate apically, narrwosa below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1+, congested, distichous, shorter than the leaf, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018