Lepanthes osiris Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Osiris Lepanthes [refers to the horn-like petals reminiscent of bull's horns that commonly adorn the headress of the Egyptian God Osiris]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 3380 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a very loose, strict, 11.2 to 11.6" [28 to 29 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with oblique floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 103 Luer & Escobar 1994; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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