Lepanthes papilio Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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Leaf and Flower

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Common Name The Butterfly Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 1650 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 microscopically scabrous leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrolwy ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through later summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely muriculate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54: 361 Luer 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #10 1995 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; The Parque Naciaonal Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 photo?