Lepanthes macrostylis Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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TYPE drawing

TYPE drawing of L Guaduensis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl


Common Name The Large Column Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Choco departments of Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, microscopically scabrous, close fitting, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, corixaceous, ovate, acute cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the mid- winter through early summer on a filiform, congersted, distichous, .52 to .68" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] long, including the .28 to .44" [7 to 11 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes guaduasensis Luer & R.Escobar 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #2 pg 151–154, f. 138 Luer & Escobar 1999 drawing fide; Orquideología 21(2): 145–147, f. 135 Luer & Escobar 1999 as L guaduasensis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;