Lepanthes octopus Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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Common Name The Octopus Lepanthes [refers to the elongate lobes of the petals and an allusion to their being tentacles]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Santander Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, subsecund, .52 to .6" [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long including the .28 to .36" [ 7 to 9 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20: 305 Luer & Escobar 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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