Lepanthes tenuiloba R.E.Schult. & Dillon 1959 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Another Flower Form

Another Flower Form

Photos by © Gerardo Salazar and Bold Systems v2.5 Photo Website


Common Name The Delicate Lobed Lepanthes [probably refers to the inferior lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and Guatemala in lower rainforests and cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 2550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, somewhat fleshy, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, rounded, tridenticualte, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has spiculate floral bracts

Similar to W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Soto & Salazar 1996 drawing/photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo good; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018