Lepanthes aures-asini Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Original Drawing By Padre Pedro Ortiz and conserved in conservan en el Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana

Common Name The Donkey Eared Lepanthes [refers to the large petals]

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 2400 to 2570 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 close, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous to semiterete, very narrowly ovate, acute, gradually cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a dense, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively several, one to two flowered at a time inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *American Orchid Society Bulletin Vol 53 No 2 1984; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide

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