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Lepanthes tubuliflora Hespenh. 1968 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tubular Flower Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Middlesex and Cornwall Jamaica at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 10, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a, filiform, congested, distichous, 1.92 to 2.32" [4.8 to 5.8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length, with ciliate, pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes brownii Hespenh. 1969

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

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