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Lepanthes divaricata Fawc. & Rendle 1905Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool Cold LATEWinter EARLYSummer

Common Name The Diverging Lepanthes [refers to the spreading sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Jamaica at elevations around 1200 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, minutely cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through early summer on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising either on the back or the top of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes divaricata var. minor Fawc. & Rendle 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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