IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes eros Luer & R.Escobar 1984 Photo by Gary Meyer and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Detail of flower Photo by Sebastian Viera and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

spring

Common Name The Eros Lepanthes [Greek Goddess of Love]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, subdense, distichous, flexuous, to .1" [to 2.5 mm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and with echinate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 2 1984 Luer drawing/photo fide

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