Lepanthes matudana Salazar & Soto Arenas 1996

Photo by © Gerardo Salazar

Another Flower? Photo by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

deep Shade Cold spring summer

Common Name Dr Matuda's Lepanthes [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala in mossy cloud forests at elevations of 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, arching ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5, imbricate, scarious, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, dark green, ovate to ellipitic, acute, tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 1 to 4, filiform, .08 to .24" [2 to 6 mm] long, successively single to 9 flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf .

THe first photo is the type photo so it is absolutely correct, the other has a different shape to the sepals so I am not so sure it fits this determination.

Synonyms Lepanthes bifida Luer & Béhar 1997

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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