Lepanthes panisca Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Little Pan Lepanthes [refers to Pan, chief Satyr of Greek legend]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, late summer and early fall on a filiform, erect, loose, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Part of the group of species related to L complicata by the outer margins of the lateral sepals are involute to expose the muriculate exterior. The majority of these are from Bolivia and are L ciliolata, L complicata, L crista-piscis, L echnida, L panisca, L pileata, L ptyxis, L ringens

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;

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