Lepanthes biglomeris Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Type drawing Photo/Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Two Ball Lepanthes [refers to the upper lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Santander Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on a slender, loose, distichous, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely muricate, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 21 Luer & Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI1 2012 drawing fide

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