IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes solicitor Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996

Photo by Rob S and Orchid Board Photo Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Photo

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

LATER

Common Name The Enticer Lepanthes [refers to the appendix "S" shaped alluring look to pollinators]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in wet forests at elevations around 1800 to 2250 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 11, close fitting, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, thinly coriaceous, purple beneath, erect, ovate, long-acuminate, rounded to cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.52" [3.8 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] long peduncle, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the top to beyond the apex of the leaf.

Part of the "L mucronata complex which includes L habenifera

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 Luer drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide

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