Lepanthes thysanota Luer & Hirtz 2009

Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Common Name The Fringed Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, prolific epiphyte with comparitively stout, erect to suberect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, ribbed, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with minimally dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, subacute to rounded apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, arching, lax, secund, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide