Lepanthes implexa Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Interwoven Lepanthes [refers to the intricities of the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purplish beneath, ovate, acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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