Lepanthes wageneri Rchb. 1855 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

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Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana Bogota Colombia

Common Name Wagener's Lepanthes [German Dicoverer of species 1800's]

Flower Size .25" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1300 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate basally into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a slender, congested, .12 to .4" [3 to 10 mm] long including the .12" [3 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, racmose inflorescence arising from behind the leaf

This species is similar to L privigna

Synonyms Lepanthes dalstroemii Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rcb.f 1855; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Venezuelan Orchid Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing not = L gin-ganii; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = L cercion; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 as L barbae; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 not = L ginganii?; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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