Lepanthes ophelma Luer & R. Escobar 1985 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

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Common Name The Broom Lepantes [refers to the appearance of the appendix]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12, close, short ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, apiculate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf and blooms in the later summer on a filiform, very congested, distichous, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long including the .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence holding the flower just off the top of the leaf .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 6 1985 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Checked type drawing W3 Tropicos OK