Lepanthes samacensis Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

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Leaf and Flower

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Common Name The Sama Lepanthes [A town In Guatemala]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Venezuela at elevations of 1450 meters to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems enveloped by 2 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, widely ovate, elliptic to suborbiculate, acute to subacute, tridenticulate, green above, purple beneath, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 5, arising on the back of the leaf, .35 to .6" [8 to 16 mm] long, successively single, to 20 flowered, distichous, very congested inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes pubilabia Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correl 1952; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = L gin-ganii; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; El género Lepanthes Sw. en México. Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 74 No 1 2010 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018