IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes bilabiata Fawc. & Rendle 1905 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Warm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Two Lipped Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Jamaica at elevations of 800 to 1280 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, .28 to .36" [7 to 9 mm] long including the .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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