Lepanthes aries Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 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.

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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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