IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes dryades Luer & R.Escobar 1984 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

Full Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Tree Nymph Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect to horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, close, minutely cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect to horizontal in relation to the ramicaul, purplish beneath, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, .52 to .68" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] long including the .32 to .48" [8 to 12 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin 53[9]: 918-920, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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