Lepanthes swartzii Archila, Szlach. & Rykacz. 2017 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by A and B by N.Ol?drzy?ska and CF by M.Rykaczewsk

Common Name Swartz's Lepanthes [Swedish Botanist late 1700's early 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala in humid subtropical forests at elevations around 300 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5, scabrous, clasping, dilated apex, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, circular, reticulate, rounded, pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, .2" [5 mm] long, dense, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying small, yellow-purple flowers .

"Species similar to L. pantomima Luer & Dressler, but distinguishable by smaller flowers with single veined petals, incurved basal lobes and obtuse apex of the lip and circular leaves with smooth margins." Archila, Szlach. & Rykaczewski 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Wulfenia 24: 93 Archila, Szlach. & Rykacz. 2017 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018