Lepanthes pariaensis Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Paria Lepanthes [A Penninsula in northeastern Veenzuela]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 750 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths with dilated acuminate ostia with ciliate margins and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ventrally velvety, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, erect, short fractiflex, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville and Garay 1976 drawing fide;