Lepanthes sotoi Archila 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila


Common Name Soto's Lepanthes [Mexican botanist died 2009]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, brown, inconspicuously dentate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, orbicular, green, tridentate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, l;onger than the leaf, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lepanthes of Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018