Lepanthes licrophora Luer & B.T.Larsen 2013 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronata

Photo by Sebastain Viera

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Antler Bearing Lepanthes

Flower Size .04 [1 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador? without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 15, acuminate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a more or less horizontal, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, oblong ovate, acute, basally rounded and contracted below in toeh petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, borne on the back of the leaf, peduncle .2" [5 mm] long, rachis congested, to .92" [23 mm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with shorter than to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is related to Lepanthes mucronata Lindl., but is distinguished by a minute, vestigial, marginal process of the petals with upper lobes bifurcate; long-acuminate tips of the blades of the lip; and a cymbiform appendix with an apical lobule."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 173 to 196 2013 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;