Lepanthes tenuiloba R.E.Schult. & Dillon 1959 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Another Flower Form

Another Flower Form Photos by Gerardo Salazar and Bold Systems v2.5 Photo Website


Common Name The Delicate Lobed Lepanthes [probably refers to the inferior lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico in lower rainforests and cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 2550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, somewhat fleshy, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, rounded, tridenticualte, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has spiculate floral bracts

Similar to L guatemalensis


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; El Genero Lepanthes En Mexico Soto & Salazar 1996 drawing/photo fide; Lepanthes de Guatemala Archila 2001 drawing/photo