Lepanthes villosa Løjtnant 1977 SUBGENUS Brachycladium Photos by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler ©

Full Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Shaggy Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, pendant, cold growing epiphyte with an occasionally branching stem giving rise to a ramicaul with a single basal sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendant, coriaceous, long-pubescent, elliptical, subacute leaf that blooms in the spring on a single flowered .04" [1 mm] long, inflorescence with a ciliate floral bract.

Synonyms Brachycladium villosum (Løjtnant) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus villosus (Løjtnant) Archila 2009; Oreophilus villosus (Løjtnant) Archila 2009; Penducella villosa (Løjtnant) Luer 2010;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium villosum; Selbyana 29(2): 203. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus villosa; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer as Penducella villosa; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella villosa drawing fide

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