Lepanthes porracea Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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Common Name The Leek Green Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Choco and Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 2150 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, thick, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 15, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, lax below congested above, distichous to subsecund, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20(3): 309-310 Luer & Escobar 1997 Drawing fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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