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Lepanthes trichocaulis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Hairy Stemmed Lepanthes [refers to the long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 10 to 14, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse apically, abruptly acuminate, cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8 [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with echinate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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