Lepanthes satyrica Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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TYPE Drawing of L auspicata

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Satyr Lepanthes [Greek mythological, woodland deity]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevations around 1250 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a very slender, suberect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 10 tight fitting, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, purple striped, very narrowly ovate, acute, the sides more or less decurved, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a filiform, congested, to .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long including the .16 to .2 [4 to 5 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with minutely ciliate floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes auspicata Luer & R.Escobar 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 as L auspicata drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo/drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide