Lepanthes aries Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View of Flower Photos by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Ram-Like Lepanthes [refers to the recurved bases of the blades of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2730 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, oblong, acute to acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, 2.8" [7 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide

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