Lepanthes ringens Luer & R.Vásquez 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993Type drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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Common Name The Gaping Lepanthes [refers to the lip appearance]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in forest remnant at elevations around 1150 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, long-pubescent lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a filiform, subdense, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .4” [1 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence.

Part of the group of species related to L complicata by the outer margins of the lateral sepals are involute to expose the muriculate exterior. The majority of these are from Bolivia and are L ciliolata, L complicata, L crista-piscis, L echnida, L panisca, L pileata, L ptyxis, L ringens

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;

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