Lepanthes oroscoi Archila 2001 NAME NOT VALID NEEDS TO BE FIXED MISSING TYPE SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Edgar Mo Mo and The Researchgate Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila

Full Shade Cold

Common Name Orosco's Lepanthes [Guatemalan Lepanthes enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 2850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with filiform ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, dark brown lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, lilac, fleshy, tridentate, middle lobe longest, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a subcompact, distichous, zigzag, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide