Lepanthes elaminata Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Non Laminate Lepanthes [refers to the lateral lobes of the lip that do not form distinct laminae]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 10, microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute to lightly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a filiform, dense, distichous, to 1.4" [to 3.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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