Lepanthes ankistra Luer & Dressler 1986 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996

leaf and flowers Photos by Bogarin and Epidendra website

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Hook Lepanthes [refers to the mid lobe of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, horizontal to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 14, close lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a very congested, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 16(3): 12. 1986 Luer & Dressler photo/drawing fide