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Lepanthes deficiens Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Wanting Lepanthes [refers to the fragile appendix which was missing in some specimens]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia and Boyaca Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 12, long attenuate, minutely cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, erect, more or less purple reticulate beneath, ovate, subacute, narrowly attenuate apically, cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long including the .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 17[3]: 174-178 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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