Lepanthes mazatlanensis Solano & Reynaud 2002 publ. 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes TYPE Drawing by Solano

Full ShadeColdWinter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Mazatlan Lepanthes [refers to the orchids location, a town in Oaxaca Mexico]

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm]

Found in northern Oaxaca state of Mexico in evergreen cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete ramicauls with 6 to 7, tubular, obtuse, the margin widened, recurved, muricate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, slightly arcuate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous, attenuate, canaliculate into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms all year long in cultivation on 1 to 2, peduncle .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, terete, enveloped at the base by a conduplicate, spathaceous, triangular, acute bract and another above, .8" [2 cm] long overall, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, congested, arising on the back of the leaf, racemse, arcuate, distichous, successively single, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with obliquely infundibuliform, obtuse, carinate, shortly apiculate, membraneous floral bract and carrying small flowers with the tepals yelloow diffused with red and yellow on the lip and column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Plate 603 Soto 2001 Drawing fide;