Lepanthes × stenosepala Luer & Béhar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by © Moises Behar and The Orchidstudium Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Lindleyana 12:39 Luer 1997

Common Name The Thin Sepal Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in open and very humid montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, close fitting, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that can bloom at most any time fo the year on an erect, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, much longer than the leaf, loose, distichous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with minutely scabrous, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

This species is a natural hybrid between L enca-barcenae and L tactiquensis and is intermediate in habit and flowers between the two.

Synonyms Lepanthes × castillo-montii Archila 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 12:36 Luer 1997; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018