Lepanthes ortizii J.M.H.Shaw 2016 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photos/TYPE Drawing of Neooreophilus ortiziana by Sebastian Vieira Uribe

Full shadeColdSpringFall

Common Name Ortiz's Lepanthes [Padre Pedro Ortiz Colombian Priest and Orchidologist 2012]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests within mosses at elevations of 2200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a pendent, repent ramicaul enveloped by a single leapanthiform sheath with spiculate margins carrying a single green with darker green to purple, pendent, densely coriceous, widely elliptic, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly petiolate, cuneate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on several, successive, congested, peduncel thin, ascending, to .12" [3 mm] long, successively single, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with spiculate, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Andinia ortiziana (S.V.Uribe & Thoerle) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; *Neooreophilus ortizianus S.V.Uribe & Thoerle 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 as Neoreophilus ortizianus drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 Neooreophilus ortizianus photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia ortiziana photo fide