Lepanthes yunckeri Ames ex Yunck. 1938 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Another Flower and Leaf

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of James E. Zablotny

TYPE Drawing of L thoerleae

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana 12:39 Luer 1997

Common Name Yuncker's Lepanthes [American Botanist - Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras in wet pine-oak-Liquidambar montane cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters and in Surinam at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 6, lepanthiform, ciliate sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, fleshy, elliptic to widely obovate, obtusely rounded, apically tridentate, basally widely cuneate and abruptly attenuate into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence with tubular bracts and funnel-shaped floral bracts.

PDF File of Lepanthes thoerleae as a synonym of L. yunckeri (Orchidaceae, Pleurothallidinae)5

IOSPE Nomenclature Note 12/5/14

Synonyms Lepanthes thoerleae Luer 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Lindleyana 12:39 Luer 1997 as L thoerleae; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 606 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as L thoerle 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