Lepanthes sousae Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © E Greenwood

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Sousa’s Lepanthes [Mexican Chief of the National Herbarium current]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico as a branch epiphyte in perrenial forests at elevations around 2000 to 2300 meters as mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, dark green above and purple spotted beneath leaf that blooms in the spring on a shorter than the leaf, successively 1 at a time, few flowered inflorescence.

The photo above is the type photo so it is absolutely correct.


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