Lepanthes licrophora Luer & B.T.Larsen 2013 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

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 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle 2013 ;

Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;