Lepanthes-lophius-2020-01-21

Lepanthes-lophius-2020-01-21***Confirmed as Lepanthes lophius (Mar 2020); Sheaths fit description for L. lophius: slender ramicauls enveloped by 10-14 ciliate, lepanthiform (funnel-shaped) sheaths with markedly dilated ostia; flower size reasonable for species; purple coloration under leaves fits description; excellent matches to photos in OW and in  Dodson's Native Orchids of Ecuador and the drawing in Luer's Icones Pleurothallidinarum XIV.***

































































Judging Center: Chicago

Award Number: 20202551

Award Date: January 11, 2020

Awarded As: Lepanthes lophius

One flower and fifteen buds on eleven successively-blooming inflorescences to 2.7 cm on a 24-growth plant, 12.0 x 10.0 cm, grown in sphagnum moss in a 7.0-cm plastic pot; raumicauls to 6.0 cm, enveloped by lepanthiform sheaths, carrying a single, erect, narrowly ovate leaf to 9.3 x 1.5 cm; sepals fused, pale yellow, suffused magenta centrally, petals minuet, obscured by lip; lip complex, yellow, overlaid red centrally and distally; substance good; texture matte.
Measurements:
NS 0.6 x 1.2
Dorsal 0.4 x 0.6
Laterals 0.3 x 0.8
Lip 0.1 x 0.3

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