Lepanthes irrasa Luer & R.Escobar 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Another Flower

Photos by Sebastian Viera Uribe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep ShadeColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Unshaven Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent, occasionally branching rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, shortly ciliate, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse to rounded apically, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a upcurved, slender, .12" [3mm] long, single sometimes followed by a second flowered inflorescence with a ciliate floral bract

Synonyms Andinia irrasa (Luer & R.Escobar) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium irrasum (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus irrasus (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2009; Oreophilus irrasus (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2009; Penducella irrasa (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Selbyana 29(2): 203. 2009 Archila as Oreophilis irrasa; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer as Penducella irrasa; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia irrasa photo fide

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