Lepanthes minetii K.W.Holcomb & Driessen 2022

Photos by Kevin Holcomb and Pleurothallidinae 2022

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Facebook Page

Common Name Minet's Lepanthes [Belgian Orchid Enthusaist and propogator current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador? without locational data as a mini-niature sized, cold growing, somewhat creeping epiphyte with very slender, ascending to erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to prostrate, thinly coriaceous, purple beneath, ovate, acute leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a pendent, arising from benaeth the leaf, elongate, to 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.

" L minetii is unique in both floral morphology and palnt growth habit. It is a floriferous species that can be easily distinguished by its brightly colored flowers that appear at the end of extremely long, pendent racemes. The bright pink, tentacle-like, trilobed petals have a scaly texture reminiscent of reptile skin.This species also has a somewhat creeping growth habit which is uncommon in the genus." Holcomb & Driessen 2022


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Pleurothallidinae 1(8): 1 Lepanthes minetii Holcomb & Driessen 2022 Photos fide