Lepanthes necopina Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Unexpected Lepanthes [refers to the unusual column]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 9, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, .68" [1.7 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying microscopically sparsely spiculate floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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