Lepanthes medinae Luer 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Photo by Ramiro Medina

Common Name Medina's Lepanthes [Colombia Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Putumayo department of Colombia in the Valle de Sibundoy at elevations around 2800 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by about 16, leapanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, broadly rounded to subcordate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, congested, 1.8 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorecsence arising on the back of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;