Lepanthes geniculata Luer & Béhar 1990 Photos by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep ShadeCold LATER spring EARLYsummer

Common Name The Kneeling Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, dark, slightly dentate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, tridentate apically, narrowing below into the petilolate base leaf thta blooms that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a filiform, distichous, [1.7 to 2.6 cm] long, succesively singel, few flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide

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