Lepanthes purulhaensis Archila 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Photo by Fredy Archila

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Photo by Edgar Mo Mo and The Researchgate Webpage

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Puruhla Lepanthes [a town in Guatemala]

Flower Size .064" [1.6 mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with filiform ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, gray-brown becoming dark rose, microscopically pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, reddish above, green beneath, tridentate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, distichous, suncompact, arising on the top of the leaf, filiform, .12 to .28" [3 to 7 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018