Lepanthes intonsa Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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Another Flower with less lip hairs

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Another Flower without lip hairs

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TYPE Drawing

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Common Name The Unshaven Lepanthes [refers to the long hairs on the lip]

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 7 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carries a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acuminate, acute leaves that have a purple hue on the underside and blooms in the winter on a congested, distichous, 3/4" [1.8 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf and arising on the underside of the leaf.

"Identified by the congested inflorescence shorter tha the ovate leaf, broad, minutely denticulate sepals, large petals witha prominent angle on the outer margin, oblong labellar blades with long cilia along the apical margin held high above the column and a large, hinged, sigmoid appendix." Luer 1996

Synonyms Lepanthes doloma Luer & R. Vásquez 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54:341 1983 as L doloma; * Phytologia 54:348 1983, Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; The Parque Naciaonal Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 photo fide

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