IOSPE PHOTOS

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

TYPE Drawing

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

Full Shade Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Strange Lepanthes [refers to the unusual lip]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, tight fitting, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a filiform, dense, distichous, .28" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long including the .24 to .36" [6 to 9 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has muriculate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 17: 204 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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