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Lepanthes trifurcata Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves

Side View of Flower Photos by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Trifurcate Lepanthes [refers to the petals shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia at elevations around 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 7, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, subcongested, distichous, .32 to .48" [8 to 12 mm] long including the .2 to .28 [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with slightly muriculate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 119 Luer & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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