Lepanthes zanklopetala Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996 drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaira Website

Common NameThe Sickle Shaped Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador in lowland forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 8 to 12, close, microscopically pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with oblique, acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, softly coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a, filiform, very congested, .6 [1.5 cm] long including the .48 [1.2 cm] peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;