Lepanthes thalia Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Thalia's Lepanthes [greek mythological muse of Comedy]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, suberect ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 12, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique long-attenuate ostia carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid,narrowly linear, acute, channeled, sulcate medially with both halves convex, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, very congested, to .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the top side of the leaf .

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

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