Lepanthes isabelae Archila 1998 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Common Name Isabel's Lepanthes [named for Claudia Isabel Cortez - Guatemalan Orchid Wife]

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 4 to 6, adpressed, minutely pubescent leapanthiform sheaths with dilate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, pendent, oblanceolate, acute, tridenticulate apically, narrwosa below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1+, congested, distichous, shorter than the leaf, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo fide

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