Lepanthopsis abbreviata Luer & Hirtz 1991 SECTION Lepanthopsis

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYEP Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Short Lepanthes [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in montane forests and riversides at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by around 5 to 7, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous, ribbed, shortly ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through winter on a, dense, .56" [1.4 cm] long, 2 ranked, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol VIII Luer 1991 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;