Lepanthes larsenii Luer 2012 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

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TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Spring

Common Name or Meaning Larsen's Lepanthes [Belgian Cultivator of species and Lepanthes Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without locational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 15 acute, infundibular, ciliate margined lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, arising from the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .08" [2 mm] long, to 3.6" [9 cm] long overall, loose, successively single, many flowered inflorescencewith as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This slender, loosely flowered species is remarkable for the adherence of the longattenuate tail of the dorsal sepal to the connate, long-attenuate tails of the lateral sepals, thereby creating large, gaping windows similar to those of species of Ophidion" Luer 2012


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer drawing fide