Lepanthes allector Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES LepanthesTYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Enticer Lepanthes [refers to the intricate appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1850 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, suberect ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 9, minutely scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acuminate to acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, erect, densely, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide