A new tall and exceptional species of <i>Lepanthes</i> from north-west Ecuador (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae)


  • Luis E. Baquero Grupo de Investigación en Medio Ambiente y Salud BIOMAS, Carrera de Ingeniería Agroindustrial y Alimentos, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad de Las Américas, Calle José Queri, Quito 170137, Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Marco F. Monteros Fundacion EcoMinga, 270 12 de noviembre and Luis A Martínez, Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador




A new and spectacular species of Lepanthes from north-west Ecuador is presented here. Lepanthes tulcanensis belongs to the Marsipanthes subgenus and is similar to L. niesseniae in the same subgenus, with an inflorescence that does not reach the tip of the leaves, and flowers with shallower synsepal compared to the rest of the species in the subgenus. Nevertheless, the plants of L. tulcanensis are, by far, the largest among the species of the subgenus and aming the largest in the genus.

Keywords: EcoMinga, Lepanthes lucifer, Lepanthes niesseniae, Marsipanthes, Reserva Dracula


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Baquero, L. E., & Monteros, M. F. (2020). A new tall and exceptional species of &lt;i&gt;Lepanthes&lt;/i&gt; from north-west Ecuador (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae). Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 20(3), 331–338. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v20i3.44602

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