Lepanthes oxapampaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Full ShadeColdWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Oxapampa Lepanthes [refers to the orchids location, a town in Pasco Peru]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pasco Peru in the lower reaches of wet cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-mioniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, acuminate, ciliate margin lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, ellitpic-ovate, tridenticulate apically, rounded into the base leaf that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on several, long-pedunculate, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with resupinate, convex flowers with raspberry red center, pale straw yellow rimmed, non ciliolate sepals, the laterals semi-transluscent, the outer edges of the petals cerise and inner edge golden yellow, the lateral lobes of the lip ruby-red basally and pale pinkish rose above, the column is basally ruby red becoming pale pink above and the anther is pale creamy yellow.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 675 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide;

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