Lepanthes longiracemosa Foldats 1969Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

What is sold as L longiracemosa not!! should be yellow sepals, ochre petals, clear purple lip and a rose colored column and a very triangular shape to the flower Photo by Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

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

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Aragua 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 drawings from Venezuela CAUTION!!!! The drawing offered above does conform to Foldats original drawing so it is correct.


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