Lepanthes x tuerckheimii Schltr. 1912 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 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. Schlechter 1912; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 as Syn of L guatemalensis 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