Lepanthes parmata Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The Small Shield Lepanthes [refers to the thin, rounded blade of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1300 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 11 to 14, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple suffused beneath, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a slender, erect,very congested, 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm] long including the 1 to 1.2" [2.5 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 ; * Orquideología 18(2): 136–138 Luer & R.Escobar 1991 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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