Lepanthes affinis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade ColdLATER Spring

Common Name The Similar Lepanthes [refers to this orchids resemblance to Lepanthes dunstervilleorum]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2250 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 22, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded, abruptly contracted below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 pg 145-148 1988 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide/photo hmm;