IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes hyphosa Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/ Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Thread-Like Lepanthes [refers to the thread-like lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 close fitting, cellular-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, subdense, long-pedicellate, distichous, slightly flexuous .44 to .56" [1.1 to 1.4 cm] long including the .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence that is slightly longer than the leaf and has muriculate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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