Lepanthes rotundifolia L.O. Williams 1940 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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Photos by Allen, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Common Name The Round-Leafed Lepanthes

Flower Size about 1/4" [about .6125 cm]

Found from Panama, Colombia, Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests in tree tops and guava trees as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species from wet montane cloud forests in tree tops at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters with short ramicauls enveloped basally by several, imbricating lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, pinkish, suborbicular to ovate-suborbicular leaf that blooms on a shorter than the leaf inflorescence and has many minute flowers held near the leaf base occurring throughout the yeart

"Lepanthes rotundifolia is somewhat allied to L. turialvae , from which it differs in the broader leaves and shape of petals, as well as other characters." L O Williams 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Checked Type fide; * Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 27: 275 L O Williams 1940; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 129 Dodson 1980 drawing fide