Lepanthes pseudocaulescens L.B.Sm. & S.K.Harris 1934 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

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Type Drawing Drawing by L O Wiliams and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The False Becoming Stemlike? Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized cool growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent to pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fascile of successive flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and with an apiculate floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium pseudocaulescens (L.B.Sm. & S.K.Harris) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus pseudocaulescens (L.B.Sm. & S.K.Harris) Archila 2009; Oreophilus pseudocaulescens (L.B.Sm. & S.K.Harris) Archila 2009; Penducella pseudocaulescens (L.B.Sm. & S.K.Harris) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harvard Univ. 2(3): 33. 1934. S K Harris drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium pseduocaulescens; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus pseudocaulescens; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella pseudocaulescens; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella pseudocaulescens drawing fide

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