Lepanthes milciadesmejiae Archila, Jiménez Rodr. & Véliz 2015 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by © Fredy Archila and Moscosoa 19:17 2015


Common Name Milciades Mejia's Lepanthes [Dominican president of the Academy of Sciences in DR current]

Flower Size

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala in cloud forests as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 5, brown lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, orbicular leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to L guatemalensis but differs in the obliquely ovate sepals and the ovate dorsal sepal and the brown color of the flower." Archila 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 19:16 2015 photo/drawing fide;