Lepanthes revoluta Luer & Cloes 2001 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Photo by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 112 2001

Common Name The Revolute Lepanthes [refers tothe sides of the synsepal]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Huanuco departemnt of Peru at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7 microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptica, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, longer than the leaf, peduncle slender, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, lax, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as longa s the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a relatively large flower borne successively in a distantly, few-flowered raceme. The dorsal sepal is broadly ovate but acutely triangular above the middle. The lateral sepals are connate into a tubular synsepal with revolute sides. The lobes of the petals are sigmoid and pubescent. The lobes of the lip are flabellate. Similar to L katleri but differs in the non-erose sepals, the oblong, subsigmoid petals and the flabellate lobes of the lip witha different appendix. Luer 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 111 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide