IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes giraldoi Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name Giraldo's Lepanthes [Colombian Botanist and Herbarium worker, original collector of species]

Flower Size .5" [2 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10 glabrous lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect, purple suffused beneath, thinly coriaceous, broadly elliptical to subcircular, obtuse, contracted abruptly into an acute apex, rounded and contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, very distichous, to .56 to .68" [1.4 to 1.7 cm] long including the .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has muriculate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 22[1]: 37 Luer & Escobar 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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