Lepanthes martineae Luer & Cloes 2002 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Patrick Cloes

Lip and Petal Detail

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Luer & Cloes and Miscellaneous new Species in the Pleurothallidinae Selbyana Vol 23 # 2 pg 11 Luer 2002

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name Martine's Lepanthes [Martine Cloes-Franssens Belgian Codiscoverer of species Current]

Flower Size 1/3" [9mm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at elevations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with thick margins and carrying a single,a pical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, obtuse, broadly cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base that blooms in the winter on a longer than the leaf, peduncle slender, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis to 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, lax, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with minutely muricate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to L nycteris but the flowers are easily distinguished by the broadly and deeply con- cave synsepal. The free apices of the lateral sepals decurve before they are contracted into short, acute tails. The prominent convexities of the synsepal above the middle are absent. As in L. nycteris, the lobes of the lip are fal- cate-triangular and erect." Luer & Cloes 2002

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Miscellaneous new Species in the Pleurothallidinae Selbyana Vol 23 # 2 pg 11 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------