IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes florencia Dod ex Luer 2005 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Warm LATERSpring

Common Name The Florencia Lepanthes [reference unclear]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations around 900 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, stippled in purple, slightly convex, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, acuminate, broadly obtuse and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a congested, distichous, extremely congested, 1.2 to 1.48" [3 to 3.7 cm] long including the .32 to .6" [ .8 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with slightly echinate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide;

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