Lepanthes zettleri Foldats 1961 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo by Winfried Schraut, and Orchids and More Website

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Zettler's Lepanthes [Original collector of species]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela on lakesides and montane forests at elevations around 2800 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by around 7 to 11, lepanthiform sheaths with ovate, shortly ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-ovate, tridenticulate, cuneate to subrounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 4, dense, fractiflex, distichous, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, laxly, successively several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; 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; Phytotaxa 201 (1) 60 Luer & Thoerle 2015 Drawing fide