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Lepanthes tetracola Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

LATER

Common Name The Four-Legged Lepanthes [refers to the long blades of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 7 to 9, microscopically cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, subsecund, .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long including the .12 to .2 [3 to 5 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 116 Luer & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

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