Lepanthes oaxacana Salazar, Soto Arenas & O.Suárez 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by © Octavio Suarez

Deep shade Cold LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Oaxaca Lepanthes [A state of southern Mexico]

Flower Size .14” [4 mm]

Found only in Oaxaca states of Mexico in perrenial, oak/pine, cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 rarely 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous-fleshy, widely elliptic to suborbicular, obtuse, tridentate, abruptly attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 occasionally 2, occasionally 2 per bloom season, much longer than the leaf, mostly on the top of the leaf, peduncle filiform, 1.2” [3 cm] long, single tubular bracted, rachis flexuous, lax, 1.6 to 3” [4 to 7.5 cm] long overall, successively single, to 13 flowered inflorescence.

The photo is the type photo for the species and is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;