IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes dolabrata Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Axe Shaped Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, weak, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, microspcopically scabrous, tight fitting lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, spreading, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, long-acumiante, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, secund, .56 to 1" [1.4 to 2.5 cm] long including the .28 to .75" [.7 to 1.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 294–295, f. 119 Luer & Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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