Lepanthes schultesii Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by © Gerardo Salazar

Deep shade Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Schultes’ Lepanthes [American Ethno-Botanist at Harvard 1900’s]

Flower Size .14” [4 mm]

Found only in Oaxaca state of Mexico in secondary cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to rarely rounded apically, tridentate, distinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on 1 to 3, only 1 per bloom season, 2 to 6 times longer than the leaf, mostly on the top of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .4 to .6” [1 to 1.5 cm] long, single tubular bracted, rachis arcuate, lax, .8 to 2.2” [2 to 5.5 cm] long overall, successively single, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

The photo is the type photo for the species and is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;