Lepanthes chiangii Salazar, Soto Arenas & O.Suárez 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © E Greenwood

Deep shade Cool Cold Summer Fall

Common Name Chiang’s Lepanthes [Mexican Botanist and head of the Herbaroio Nacianal de Mexico current]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found only in Oaxaca state of Mexico within cloud forests at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, somewhat fleshy, linear-elliptic, acute, slightly convex, green on both sides, apically tridentate leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 9, only one per bloom season, 1/2 the leaf in length, mostly on the back side of the leaf, peduncle thin, .8 to .26” [2 to 6.5 mm] long, single tubular bracted, rachis dense, somewhat flexuous, very short, .2 to .48” [.5 to 1.2 cm] long overall, successively 1 at a time, 7 to 16 flowered inflorescence.

The photo above is the type photo so it is absolutely correct.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;

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