Lepanthes semilaminata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Alejorchids and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Almost Laminate Lepanthes [refers to the incomplete formation of the labellar laminae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 11, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique dilated ostia carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a congested, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with lightly echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide