Lepanthes yamileana Luer 2012

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name Yamile's Lepanthes [Peruvian Daughter of Erica Moron de Abad, orchid enthusiast and cultivator of the species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Junin department of Peru at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized,cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7 microscopically ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous,elliptical, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect, arising on the back of the leaf from the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm] long overall, congested, successively single, to 8 flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with light green sepals, red petals and a red lip.

This species is distinguished from other small species of Lepanthes with an inflorescence shorter than the leaf by the light green sepals and bright red petals and lip. The blades of the lip are supported by connectives at their base and shield a curved column, at the very base of which a small, terete appendix protrudes from the body at the junction with the sepals." Luer 2012

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer drawing fide

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