Lepanthes systole Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila

Common Name The Systole Lepanthes [A heart valve refers to the movements similarity to the congested corymb of the petals]

Flower Size

Found in Alta Verapz department of Guatemala at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, filiform ramicauls enveloped by brown lepanthiform sheaths with acute-acuminate apically ostia and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, coriaceous, green above with purple purple beneath, tridentate apically, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, .1" [5 mm] long, shorter than the leaf, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with glandular-pubescent-dorsally dentate and apically acuminate, half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54: 373 Luer 1983; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018