Lepanthes splendida Luer & Hirtz 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Splendid Lepanthes

Flower Size .28 [7 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, loose, to 3.8 [9.5 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] longh peduncle, simultaneosuly 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence held well above the leaf carrying large purple flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide;

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