Lepanthes cerambyx Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by © Jean Marc Palandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Deep Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Horned Beetle Lepanthes [an allusion to the flowers appearance]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10, close, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, apiculate, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, very congested, .4" [1 cm] long successively single few flowered inflorescence with imbricating floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(1): 32–34 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;

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