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

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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;