Lepanthes valenciae Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Valencia’s Lepanthes [Colombian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations 2000 to 2200 meters in forest remnants as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 7, close, glabrous to microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the stem, fleshy to thickly coriaceous, more or less brownish, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a, filiform, congested, distichous, .68 to .72" [1.7 to 1.8 cm] long including the .48 to .52” [1.2 to 1.3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with pubescent floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 53: 825 Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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