Lepanthes ctenophora Luer & Hirtz 1987 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower ? Not Photo by Lourens Grobler

Full shadeWarm THROUGH

Flower Size The Comb-Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the Inflorescence]

Flower Size.1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, dark brown, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitpic, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on a very congested, long pedunculate, 1" [2.5 cm] long, disitchous, successively many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION Neither of the 2 photos presented fit all the characters of the species exactly so please use with caution.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing okish neither photo is a very good match in all respects but the first is much closer; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide okish neither photo is a very good match in all respects but the first is much closer

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