Lepanthes vareschii Garay 1956 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and flower

Photos by Peter Bryder


Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name Vareschi's Lepanthes [Austrian Original Collector of the type specimen 1900's]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in north western Venezuela in upper elevation rainforests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, green on top, purple beneath, elliptic, obtuse, minutely tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a twisted so as to appear on the back of the leaf, successively single, elongating, few flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;