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Lepanthes (from Greek "scaled-flower") is a large genus of orchids with about 800–1300 species, distributed in the Antilles and from Mexico through Bolivia (with very few species in Brazil). It is also commonly known as the Babyboot Orchid Almost all the species in the genus are small and live in cloud forests. Lepanthes fiskei
Distribution This genus is distributed in the Antilles island and from Mexico through Bolivia with several species in Brazil. Plants usually have a small flower on a single leaf. Flowers are usually successive and have a specific lip. Culture Keep plants in a moist mix of fine bark or sphagnum moss. Do not let mix dry. Plants should watered regularly. Plants require cool to warm temperatures, depending on the species and shade. Naming The name is derived from the Greek word for "scaled-flower". It is also commonly known as the Babyboot Orchid
Lepanthes es un género de planta de la subtribu Pleurothallidinae perteneciente a la familia Orchidaceae. Son orquídeas Neotropicales distribuidas desde México hasta Bolivia incluyendo las Antillas y Cuba, sin embargo la mayor diversidad se concentra en los Andes, especialmente en Colombia, Ecuador y el Brasil continental. Hay unas 1200? especies y taxones infraespécificos descritos, de los cuales unos 700 parecen válidos en este género. Lepanthes excedens Lepanthes papillipetala is a species of orchid found from Mexico (Chiapas) to El Salvador.