Lepanthes guerrerensis Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Gerardo Salazar

Deep shade Cool Cold LATE Spring Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Guerrero Lepanthes [A state of southern Mexico]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found only in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in oak/pine forests at elevations around 1800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, widely elliptic to suborbicular, sometimes very narrow, apically rounded, diminutively tridentate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through early fall on 1 to 4, only one per bloom season, always longer than the leaves, mostly arising on the back of the leaf, peduncle filiform, .16 to .28 [4 to 7 mm] long, single tubular bracted, rachis slightly flexuous, lax, 2.4 [6 cm] long overall, single to rarely 2, successively to 16 flowered inflorescence.

The photo is the type photo for the species and is absolutely correct.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *El Genero Lepanthes Sw. En Mexico Salazar and Soto 1996 Photo/drawing fide;

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