Lepanthes tachirensis Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Arturo Carillo

Common Name The Tachira Lepanthes [A State In Venezuela]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1400 to 3400 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender to stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 10 to 18, pale tan, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with non-dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-elliptical, acute, leaf that is cuneate below into a petiole that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, subcongested, distichous, 1.6 to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long including the .4 to 1.4 [1 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, few to many flowered, racmose inflorescence carried behind the leaf.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1969 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 5 Luer 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Checked Luer drawing exact!

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