Lepanthes salpiginosa Luer & Sijm 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Selbyana 30: 13 Luer & Escobar 2009

Full Shade

Common Name The Large Trumpets Lepanthes [refers to the lepanthiform sheaths shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru without locational or elevational data as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by ca. 12, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with markedly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, purple beneath, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising on the back of the leaf, peduncle .28 to .6" [.7 to 1.5 cm] long, rachis .8" [2 cm] long, congested, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is known from only the orchid rich area around Tingo Maria in east-central Peru. Vegetatively, it is remarkable in the sheaths of the ramicaul that are markedly dilated at the ostia. The flowers are borne on the dorsum of a narrowly ovate leaf; the sepals are acute with the dorsal reclining on the ovary. The blades of the lip are oblong, held above the column by short connectives above the middle, and the appendix is minute and sharply acute." Luer & Sijm 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 30: 13 Luer & Escobar 2009 Drawing fide;