IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes obovata Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Obovate Lepanthes [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in temperate forests at elevations around 1600 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 14 to 16, long ciliate, widely dilated apically, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, obovate, obtuse apex contracted into a .4" [1 cm] long acumen, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, flexuous, 1.52 to 1.6" [3.8 to 4 cm] long including the 1.12 to 1.2" [2.8 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 823 Luer Escobar 1984 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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