Lepanthes zamorensis Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Photo courtesy of Walter Teague

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt .

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Rio Zamora Lepanthes [Ecuador River]

Flower Size 1/32" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 12 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple beneath, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate leaf with the rounded base contracted into a petiole that blooms in the winter and spring on a congested, distichous, successively several flowered, 3/4" [2.2 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising behind the leaf

Similar to L chorista but differs in the acute, acuminate, denticulate sepals and the larger petals that are not oblique to the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Checked W3Tropicos Type Drawing OK

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