Lepanthes-inescata-Yilary-CBR/AOS-2023-08-25 *SITF confirms that this plant is Lepanthes inescata (Aug 2023).

Plant was identified by Dr. Franco Pupulin as L. inescata. The photo of L. inescata in the IOSPE is a close match to this flower, although the leaf shape in the IOSPE photo is a wider cordate shape and the leaf on this plant is more narrowly cordate; however, this may be an artifact of photography.

Posted on Aug 25, 2023

This species was identified was Franco Pupulin who was on site.

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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 which closely match this plant, photos in the "Plants of Puerto Rico" by Papo Vives and Friends, 2016 and many matching photos (42) in

Posted on Aug 12, 2023

Refer to the attached SITF form in pdf format

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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

Refer to pdf file uploaded for additional info

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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...

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Lepanthes-guatemalensis-Tiny-Dancer-CHM/AOS-2021-12-18***Confirmed as Lepanthes guatemalensis (Mar 2022); very close match to multiple different photos in orchidroots and one of the photos by Eric Hunt in OW; flower width close to flower size in OW at 0.5 cm vs. 0.6 cm; very close match to line drawing in the SOF.***

Posted on Dec 18, 2021

Nine flowers and seven buds on 15 successively flowering inflorescences arising from the leaf axils of a 5 cm wide by 5 cm tall, 26-growth plant mounted using sphagnum moss on a 4 cm wide by 12 cm tal...

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