Lepanthes uribei Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Werner Holzmann

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Uribe's Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 670 metes as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 13 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, obtuse, slightly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, distichous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with oblique, acute, echinate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by the large habit and a congested, successively flowered raceme shorter than the elaf. The sepals are obtuse and shortly acuminate. The upper lobes of the petals are proportionally large and oblong. The much smaller lower lobes are acutely triangular. The lobes of the lip are oblong and merely flank the column without forming well defined blades. The appendix is small, pubescent and bilobed." Luer 2003

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 4[3]: 3-24 Luer 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide

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