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Lepanthes lycocephala Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

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Another Flower

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Another Flower cf

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Cold

Common Name The Wolf Head Lepanthes [refers to the shape of the petals]

Flower Size .20" [5mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations around 1600 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, margined, miniutely erose, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, distichous, .24" [6 mm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 147. 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;

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