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Lepanthes marshana Luer & L.Jost 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

DrawingDrawing and Photos by Carl Luer and Lou Jost and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

LATE EARLY

Common Name Marsha's Lepanthes [Ms Staat American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10, scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, long acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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