Lepanthes aggeris Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Dam Lepanthes [refers to the location of the species, near a large earthen dam]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, loose, flexuous, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence holding the flower well beyond the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(1): 17-19. Luer & R.Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;