Lepanthes trimerinx Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae

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TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Three Bristled Lepanthes [refers to the tails of the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations around 1050 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a ramicaul enveloped by 2, imbricating lepanthiform sheaths with sparsely ciliate ribs and margins and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, to .8" [2 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence.

"Distinguished by the abbreviated ramicauls, a few flowered raceme longer than the minut leaf, long-tailed, fringed sepals and an "H" shaped lip without blades." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54: 374 Luer 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;