Lepanthes paramosolensis S.V.Uribe & B.T.Larsen 2014 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Plant in situ Antioquia department of Colombia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photos by Sebastian Vieira and The Research Gate Website

Common Name The Paramo del Sol Lepanthes [refers to the location of the type collection]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in subparamo at elevations around 3300 to 3500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial or low level epiphyte with a robust, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 15, microscopically scabrous along the ribs and borders of the lepanthiform sheaths with oblique, acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on 1 to 12, arising on the back of the leaf, decurved, pendent, congested, distichous, peduncle slender, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, rachis to 4" [10 cm] long, alternate and spirally arranged, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with cucculate, glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"This species is most similar to the Ecuadorian Lepanthes decurva Luer & Hirtz from which it differs by the cucculate floral bracts, the densely pubescent petals and by the lip connate to the middle of the column with a minute, shortly oblong, pilose appendix." Uribe & Larsen 2014


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lepanthes paramosolensis, Una Nueva Especia Endemica de Colombia Orquideologia 31: 98 Uribe & Larsen 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide