IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes pexa Luer 1987 photo by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Combed Lepanthes [refers to the distichous inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 10, blackish, closely adpressed, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, distichous, very congested, 1.1" [2.6 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2: 181. 1987. Luer Drawing fide

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