Lepanthopsis obliquipetala (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Microlepanthes Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Oblique Petaled Lepanthopsis

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 close fitting, minutely scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellioptical, acute, cuneate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a subcongested, 2 ranked, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, simultaneously several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Physosiphon obliquipetalus Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925; Pleurothallis connata Luer 1981; Stelis obliquipetala (Ames & C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1956; Trichosalpinx obliquipetala (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 LO Wms. 1956 as Stelis obliquipetala; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Physosiphon obliquipetalus drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 photo as Physosiphon obliquipetalus; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Physosiphon obliquipetalus drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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