IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes insolita 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 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.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 17: 204 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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