Lepanthes pycnogenia Luer 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Another Flower Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Thick ? Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Panama with out collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphtye with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 7 to 8, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded below and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 2, distichous, successively single few flowered, to .6" [15 mm], racemose inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

" The species is distinguished by the small, ovate leaf with the peduncle nearly or about as long; an acute, concave, dorsal sepal; narrowly oblong, transverse petals; and a lip with a thick, deep body extending below the sinus with a minute appendix borne externally. No close relative is recognized." Luer 1992

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type OK; * Lindleyana 7: 114 Luer 1992; Drawing fide;

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