Lepanthes aeora Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens

Type Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra website

Common Name The Swinging Lepanthes [Refers to the appendix of the lip]

Flower Size 3/16" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1800 to 1850 meters in cloud forests with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a congested, 1" [2.5 cm] long, racemose, sequentially flowering inflorescence with a few proportionately large flowers.

CAUTION I am not sure about this photo determination, petals should be a different shape, but this flower in various colors is represented on the net often as this species. The Drawing is the type drawing so it is absolutely correct.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2(1): 32. Luer & Hirtz 1987 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing hmm; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing hmm