IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes cyrtostele Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Breves

Leaf and Flowers Photos by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage

Cold Winter Summer

Common Name The Bent Column Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Carchi and Imbabura Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 to 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 14, grey, ribbed, lepanthiform sheaths withoblique non-dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through summer on a slender, sublax, racemose, distichous, to 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, successively 2, many flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf with narrowly infunbibular floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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