Lepanthes x tuerckheimii Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Fredy Archila

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and the Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name Tuerckheim's Lepanthes [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, attenuate below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, glabrous, laxly, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence and is a natural hybrid between L guatemalensis and L verapazensis


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10(254-256): 357. 1912.; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018