Lepanthes zapatae Luer & R.Escobar 1994 drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaira Website

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Common Name Zapata’s Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in lowland forests at elevations above 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with comparitively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 7 to 8, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .52 to .6” [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long including the .32 to .4” [8 to 10 mm] peduncle, successively 2, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with muriculate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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