Lepanthes wendtii Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 Drawing by Salazar & Soto


Common Name Wendt's Lepanthes [American Botanist in Mexico current]

Flower Size .22" [5.5 mm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico in elfin forsts and perennial low forsts at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a very caespitose mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, clear yellow/coffee, acute, aristate, hispid lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, rounded, tridenticulate, petiolalte base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a 1 to 6 per ramicaul, one per floracion, peduncle .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long, with or without a basal, infundibuliform, brown, glabrous bract, rachis somewhat lax, non-flexuous, subequal to slightly longer than the leaf, to .72" [1.8 cm] long overall, successivley single, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with obliquely infundibuliform, acuminate, clear brwon, sparsely muricate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; El Genero Lepanthes Sw. in Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo