Lepanthes conjuncta Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Joined Lepanthes [refers to the meeting of the blades of the lip over the column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2450 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 12, glabrous to microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute to acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer through early fall on a filiform, very congested, distichous, 1.16" [2.9 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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