Lepanthes ostraconopetala Luer & Hirtz 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Ostracon Lepanthes [refers to the convex petals resembling a low rounded shell]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino Colombia in forests at elevations around 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 11 to 18 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, sublax, 6.4 to 6.8" [16 to 17 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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