Lepanthes disticha [Rich & Gal] Garay & R.E. Schult. 1959 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Common Name The Two-Rowed Lepanthes

Flower Size 1/10" [2 mm]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests as a miniature sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte ocurring at 130 to 2915 meters with black ramicauls enveloped completely by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, attenuate both apically and basally, tridentate apically, leaf that can bloom at any time of the year on 1 or 2, short inflorescence that hold the laxly, distichous flowers at mid leaf.

The L disticha complex consists of L olmosii, L poasensis, L parvilabia and L similis

Synonyms Lepanthes oestlundiana R.E. Schult. & Dillon 1959; *Pleurothallis disticha A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as L pristidis; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as L pristidis drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1227 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Arenas 1996 drawing soso/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as L pristidis Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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