Lepanthes tactiquensis Archila 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila

Common Name The Tactic Lepanthes [A town near where the type was discovered]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Alta Verapz department of Guatemala at elevations around 1400 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, filiform ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 8, brown lepanthiform sheaths with an inflated ostia and carrying a single, apical, ovate-elliptic, tridentate apically leaf that blooms on an erect, 1.8 to 2.8" [4.5 to 7 cm] long, distichous, successively single, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence.


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