IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes chinapintae Luer 2009Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Chinapinta Lepanthes [A Community near where the species is found]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, congested, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, few 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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