Lepanthes sulcata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Common Name The Wrinkled Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10, long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute at both ends and cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively many, single flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

Checked Type W3 Tropicos Exact!

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