Lepanthes proboscidis Luer & Hirtz 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Long Snout Lepanthes [refers to the elongated apices of the leaves]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 10, tightly adpressed lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted into a subulate, apiculate, segment apically, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a slender, congested, secund, to .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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