Lepanthes ordonezii Luer & Béhar 1997

Photo by © Edgar Mo Mo and The Researchgate Webpage

Full Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Orodonez's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Collector of the type species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with filiform ramicauls enveloped by brown, microscopically dentate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, orbicular-elliptic, green sometimes tinged with rose, tridentate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018