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.

Judging Center: Toronto

Award Number: 20236759

Award Date: May 06, 2023

Awarded As: Lepanthes leporina

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 brighter yellow; petals flared into wing-shape, red; lip fuschia; anther cap not visible; substance firm; texture crystaline; noted for large flower relative to size of plant; named for the shape of the petals reminiscent on the long ears or rabbits (leoprids).

Vendor Roehampton Orchids

Origin Costa Rica

Described in 2014 by Bogarin and Pupulin

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 2.5cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 1.2

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.3

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.7 cm

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.7 cm

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.9cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.7

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5

Flower > Petals Length: 0.6

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.1


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