Lepanthes ricii Luer & R.Vásquez 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning Ric's Lepanthes [Bolivian Orchid enthsiast and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 2380 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent to pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a long-spiculate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse apically, 3 veined, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a single, slender, upcurved, .04" [1 mm] long, flowered inflorescence with an glabrous floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium ricii (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus ricii (Luer & R.Vásquez) Archila 2009; Oreophilus ricii (Luer & R.Vásquez) Archila 2009; Penducella ricii (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium ricii; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus ricii; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella ricii;

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