IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Cold LATERSpring

Common Name Dewilde's Lepanthes [Colombian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, tight fitting, essentially glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purplish, coriaceous, very narrowly ovate, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .44 to .68" [1.1 to 1.7 cm] long, including the .32 to .54" [.8 to 1.3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 292–294 Luer & R.Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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