Lepanthes dunstervilleorum Foldats 1968

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Full Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Dunsterville's Lepanthes [American Orchid Collector and enthusiast Venezuela later 1900's]

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicals enveloped by several lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, apically bilobed, 3, nerved, dark green above, blue green below leaf that blooms in the spring on a successively few flowered inflorescence that arises on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes hispida Luer & R.Escobar 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 drawing as L hispida; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum---XIV. The genus Lepanthes subgenus Lepanthes in Ecuador (Orchidaceae)Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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