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Lepanthes hondurensis Ames 1931

Leaf and Flowers

Photos by Marni Turkel

Another Flower?

Photo by Ron Parsons and Picasa Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Honduran Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Guatemala and Honduras as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths with prominent, microscopically dentate ostia and carrying a single, apical, ellipitic-lanceolate, narrowing and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congesed, distichous, .6 to .8 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #2 1998 photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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