Lepanthes yuvilensis Catling 1990 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Catling

Common Name The Yuvila Lepanthes [a Town in Oaxaca]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca Mexico in moist barrancas and cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by around 2 to 5, lepanthiform sheaths with muricate-hispidous ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-obovate, acute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 3, only one blooming at a time, filiform, congested, disitichous, successively 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf

Similar to L pollardii but differs solely in the clear yellow to coffee-orange synsepal with the dorsal sepals and occasionally the laterals suffused with red to copper color. and in the conspicuous separation between the dorsal sepals and the laterals." Salazar & Soto 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12:23 Catling 1990 drawing/photo fide; El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing fide/photo ok;