Lepanthes lenticularis Luer & Béhar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photos by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Cool Cold LATERspring EARLIER summer

Common Name The Lens-Shaped Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala on bushes in evergreen forests and oak/pine forests at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7 lepanthiform sheaths with densely ciliate-spiny, mucronate ostia carrying a single, apical, elliptic, ovate to suborbicular, obtuse, fleshy, purplish abover, green below, conspicuously tridentate apically, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on to 3, terete, .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, subdistichous, congersted, successively single to 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea Mex Vol 14 El Genero Lepanthes en Mexico Salazar & Soto 1996 drawing/photo fide

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