Lepanthes minutipetala C.Schweinf.1951 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Photo and Drawing by Schweinfurth and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Small Petaled Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender to filiform, erect, ramicauls enveloped by numerous, close, tubular, minutely scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, hispid ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, subabruptly acuminate to tridentate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 to 3 rarely 4, shorter than the leaf, successively densely 2 to several flowered inflorescence with minute, infundibuliform, glabrous, apparently dark reddish brown floral bracts. and carrying yellow, very small, glabrous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 81. Schweinfurth 1951 drawing fide;