IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes longiracemosa Foldats 1969 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Foldats

What is sold as L longiracemosa not!! should be with a short peduncle with longer rachis, short pediceled, elongating inflorescence carrying single flowers with yellow sepals, ochre, almost arcuate and evenly proportioned top to bottom petals, clear purple lip and a rose colored column and a very triangular shape to the flower

Photo by Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Plant of what is sold as L longiracemosa not!! should be with a short peduncle with longer rachis, short pediceled, elongating inflorescence

Photo by Przemek and The Orchid Forum Webpage

Common Name The Long Racemose Lepanthes - In Venezuela The Grimace Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Aragua state of Venezuela in dwarf cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 3 to 5, inflated minutely ciliate apically, acute lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, suborbicular to ovoid, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 2" [5 cm] long, flexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION!!!!!!!! I feel that the photo determination above is definitely incorrect so please use with caution. It does not conform at all to Foldats or Dunsterville & Garay's drawings from Venezuela, see also note with photo caption above CAUTION!!!! The drawing offered above does conform to Foldats original drawing so it is correct.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing not; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing not; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 Drawing not; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing not

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