Lepanthes evansiae Luer & Hirtz 1996 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 Mary Evans' Lepanthes [ American Co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Bolivar Ecuador at elevations around 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 8, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple beneath, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a slender, congested, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying muricate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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