Lepanthes stewartiorum Thoerle & Luer 2010Photo by © Moises Behar and The Orchidstudium Website

LATE EARLIER

Common Name The Stewart’s Lepanthes [American Orchid Nursery Owners and purchasers of species current]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a medium sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by up to 14, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, subacute, acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and earlier summer on 1 to 2, simultaneous, slender, congested, disitchous, 1.8 to 3.6” [4.5 to 9 cm] long including the 1 to 2” [2.5 to 5 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising ion the back of the leaf

Similar to L gargantua but this one has smaller flowers and very different yellow petals with the obliquely truncate margins of the upper lobes are dark red and thickened and the lower edge of the marginal thickening is minutely scalloped as a row of miniature concavities.

Synonyms

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

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