Lepanthes dubbeldamii B.T.Larsen 2014 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Inflorescence

Photos by Bruno Larsen and the Phytotaxa 175: 275 Larsen 2014

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Common Name Dubbledam's Lepanthes [in honor of Piet Dubbeldam of Heijningen, The Nederlands, who discovered this species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela in very humid cloud forest at about 1,800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 15, lepanthiform sheaths with the oblique, acuminate, dilated, recurved ostia microscopcally ciliate along the margin and along the ribs and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate,acute abruptly long-acuminate, minutely tridentate apically, shortly attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on a racemose, erect, longer than the leaf, arching above the middle, arising on top of the leaf, peduncle filiform, flexible, 2.4" [6 cm] long, 4.2" [10.5 cm] long overall, rachis 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, congested, distichous, deflexed below the middle, laxly flowered below, becoming dense towards the apex, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

This species is most similar to the Ecuadorian Lepanthes alopex, but is distinguished by its longer peduncle, petals with a truncate upper lobe, oblong blades of the lip and densely pubescent, thickened sinus with an oblong, geniculate, and pubescent, appendix." B T Larsen 2014

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytotaxa 175: 275 Larsen 2014 drawing/photo fide;

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