Lepanthes sabinadaleyana J.S.Moreno & S.Vieira-Uribe 2019 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Juan Sebastian Moreno/Photos by Sebastian Viera and their Research Gate Webpage

Common Name Sabine Daley's Lepanthes [American Graphic Designer and Orchid Enthusiast The right to name this species was given to Adam Deaton, who generously donated land purchase funds for the expansion of the natural reserves where the species was found current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests close to water with swampy spagnum covered soils, on moss-covered low twigs and branches at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to horizontal, elongated, thin ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 11 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a green, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, attenuate, the base broadly cuneate and contracted into a petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a congested, distichous, arising on the adaxial side of the leaf, peduncle .44 to .48" [11 to 12 mm] long, rachis to .28" [7 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with spiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to L lycocephala, both bearing small reddish flowers with longitudinally concave lip blades with everted apices but L sabinadaleyana is easily distinguished by the oblong-obovate blades with an ovoid, obtuse appendix. Also similar to L wagneri and L exserta.

It is found in conjunction with L. culex Luer & Escobar, L. habenifera Luer & R.Escobar, L. cissyana J.S.Moreno & S.Vieira-Uribe, L. skeleton Luer & R.Escobar and L. stelidilabia Luer & R.Escobar among others.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * LANKESTERIANA 19(2). J.S.Moreno & S.Vieira-Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;