Lepanthes petalolenta Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of Flower

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The Markedly Developed Petal Lepanthes [refers to the size of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1420 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7 blackish, non-dilated, minutely ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical, subacute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, very congested, distichous, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long including the 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, successively manyflowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and often surpasses the leaf in length.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 18: 139 Luer & Escobar1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide