IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes guanacasensis Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold Fall EARLY Spring

Common Name The Paramo de Guanacas Lepanthes [A cloud forest in Cauca where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 3150 to 3380 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 11 ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, loose, longer than the leaf, distichous, flexuous, 10 to 10.4" [25 to 26 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 94-98 Luer & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------