Lepanthes scoliosa Luer & Hirtz 2012 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View of Flower Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Side View of Flower Photos by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower? Photo by Juan Sebastian Moreno and LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Abnormally Curved Lepanthes [refers to the column and lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador a elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11 dilated, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded below and abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .16" [4 mm] long, rachis to .24" [6 mm] long, congested, distichous, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"With a twisted column, this species is reminiscent of Lepanthes deformis Luer & Hirtz, but without any other similarity. The blades of the lip are irregularly obovate and held unevenly above the twisted column. The anther cap appears to be nondeciduous, now approaching a ventral position. The lower margin of the stigmatic cavity appears to be trifid and pubescent." Luer 20121

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer drawing fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide to the third photo;

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