Lepanthes effusa Schltr. 1915 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Another Angle Photos By Jay Pfahl

Another Angle

Another Angle

Another Angle Photo by Arturo Carrilo

Another Flower [Lepanthes millei]

Another View

Another view of a flower opening

Another Angle Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Lip Detail [Lepanthes millei] Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt .

Full Shade Cold spring

Common Name The Spread Out Lepanthes [refers to the loose inflorescence]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, often purple suffused beneath, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, loose, flexuous, 9 to 10.8" [23 to 27 cm] long including the .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long peduncle,successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaf .

Donoso

This is one of three mini-miniature species occuring around Bogata, the other 2, L clausa and Lepanthes matisii Luer, Thoerle & P.Ortiz,

Similar to the sympatric [at least in Antioquia] Lepanthes marthae, which differs in the coarse rather than slender roots, the coarsly pubescent lepanthiform sheaths rather than minutely ciliate and most noticebly, the petals of L marthae join the column above the dilated base.

Synonyms Lepanthes millei Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 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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