Lepanthes pedunculata Luer & Sijm 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View of FlowerPhoto by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 23: 19 Luer & Sijm 2003

Common Name The Pedunculate Lepanthes [refers to the peduncle]

Flower Size

Found in Tingo Maria department of Peru without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicuals enveloped by 6 minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, narrowly ovate, subacute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle to .12" [3 mm] long, rachis to .12" [3 mm] long, half as long as the leaf, subcongested, distichous, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with submuricate, longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This small species, apparently restricted to central Peru, is characterized by elliptical leaves; a successively few-flowered raceme half as long as the leaf; broad, entire, obtuse sepals; bilobed petals with the upper, subquadrate lobe larger than the lower lobe; elliptical, concave blades of the lip; and a pedunculated appendix, the distal segment long-pubescent." Luer & Sijm 2003


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 23: 19 Luer & Sijm 2003 Drawing fide