Lepanthopsis pulchella Garay & Dunst. 1965 SUBGENUS Lepanthopsis SECTION Fractipectin Luer 1991

Drawing © by Foldats


Common Name The Beautiful Lepanthopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela and Roroaima state of Brazil at elevations around 1660 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by 4 to 6, infundibuliform, tubulous sheaths and carrying a single, rigid-fleshy, elliptic, subacute leaf that blooms in the latera soring on a single, peduncle slightly curved, thin, 3.6" [8.5 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with tubular, truncate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pink flowers.

"Easily recognized by the loose, distichous raceme longer than the leaf, of small widely spread, simultaneously opening flowers. The ovate acuminate sepals vary considerably in length, the petals are elliptical and acute, the lip is suborbicular with basal angles flanking the short, membraneous column." Luer 1991


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 segunda parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthopsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing/photo fide;