IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes gossamera Luer & Hirtz 2007

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATE Fall

Common Name The Cobweb Lepanthes [refers to the fine sepaline tails]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, to .88 to 1.12" [2.2 to 2.8 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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