This plant keys to Lepanthes veleziana in the "Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles" by James Ackerman and is endemic to Puerto Rico. There are ten photos of Lepanthes veleziana in the orchidroots.com which closely match this plant, photos in the "Plants of Puerto Rico" by Papo Vives and Friends, 2016 and many matching photos (42) in flickr.com.
Posted on Aug 12, 2023
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Lepanthes-pictilis-2023-06-01 *SITF confirms this plant as Lepanthes pictilis (Jun 2023).
Confirmation based on the Luer and Hirtz drawing in the IOSPE and the description in Vol. 30(1) 2009 Selbyana, "Miscellaneous New Species in the Pleurothallidinae" by Luer. This matches the caespitose habit, the inflorescence originating from behind the leaf and the approximate size and color of the flower. There is a single vein that shows in each of the lateral sepals that match the drawing and the flower form is almost exact. A matching photo of L. pictilis by Garrit Verhellen may be found on the Orchid Forum.
Posted on Jun 1, 2023
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Lepanthes-leporina-2023-05-19 *SITF Confirmed this plant as Lepanthes leporina May 2023).
The drawing and lineup of species in the L. guatemalensis group match this plant only to P. leporina. "Illustrations and Studies in Neotropical Orchidaceae. 6. The Lepanthes guatemalensis group in Costa Rica" by Bogarin and Pupulin show a photo of L. leporina that clearly matches this plant. The IOSPE photo also closely matches this plant.
Posted on May 19, 2023
One pleasing flowers, no buds on one 2.5 cm inflorescence; plant 1.5x2.2 cm presented on a 5.0x6.0 tree fern plaque; nine 0.3 x 1.1 leaves, lanceolate, entire; sepals translucent yellow, veined bright...