Lepanthes alvarezi Ortiz 2006 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Common Name Alvarez' Lepanthes [Luis Eduardo Alvarez Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and personal friend current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte in eastern Cundinamarca state of Colombian cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters with suberect to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 9 hirsute, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, acute, triapiculate apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a longer than the leaf, flaccid, filiform, arcuate, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, lax, successively single, many flowered inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide

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