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Lepanthes antennifera Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade ColdLATER Spring Summer

Common Name The Antenna Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 3150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, long-pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .93" [ 2.3 cm] long including the .48 to .6" [8 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *American Orchid Society Bulletin 54: 52 Luer & Escobar [1985] drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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