Lepanthes filamentosa Luer & Hirtz 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae Photo by Peter Bryder

Common Name The Filamentous Lepanthes

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia and north western Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 750 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloepd by 3 to 5, microscopically ciliate, leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptica, obtuse to subacute, prominently apiculate, microscopically cellular cilate margins, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, subdense, distichous, .68 to 1" [1.7 to 2.5 cm] long including the .4 to .72" [1 to 1.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with muriculate floral bracts

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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