Lepanthes anfracta Garay & Dunst. 1976

Another Angle Photos by Peter Bryder

Common Name The Bent Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela in rather scrubby dwarf cloud forests at elevations around 2600 to 2950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, inflated, acuminate, imbricating leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obtuse and mucronate apically, gradually narrowing below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, [to 2.4" [6 cm] long, fractiflex, successively single flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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;

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