Lepanthes glomerulosa 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

EARLY

Common Name The Little Ball Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 11, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, acute to acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a slender, congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying glabrous floral bracts.

Synonyms

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

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