Lepanthes montis-rotundi P.Ortiz 1997SUBGENUS Brachycladium

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe ©

TYPE Photo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz ©

Common Name

Flower Size 1/10" [3mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia at elevations of 2200 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendant, repent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-spiculate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, fleshy, elliptical, acute apically, 3 veined, corrugate, villous leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender, .04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Andinia montis-rotundi (P.Ortiz) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Neooreophilus montis-rotundi (P.Ortiz) Archila 2009; Oreophilus montis-rotundi (P.Ortiz) Luer 2009; Penducella montis-rotundi (P.Ortiz) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 318. 1997 Ortiz Drawing/photo fide;

Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophila montis-rotundi;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Oreophilus monti-rotundi;

Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella montis-rotundi