Lepanthes mayordomoensis L.Jost & Luer 2005 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Cerro Mayordomo Lepanthes [A hill where the species occurs in Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by to 6 to 9, tight fitting, sparsely ciliate, dark gray lepanthiform sheaths with abruptly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute-acuminate, rounded and sharply contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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