IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes diabolica Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by © The Vivero y Orquideas Amado Webpage

Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Devilish Lepanthes [refers to the red, minutely pubescent flowers with pointed sepals and petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 13,microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute with narrowly attenuate apices, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the dorsum of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(1): 42Luer & R.Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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