Lepanthes altamiranoi Luer 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION BrevesTYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning Altamirano's Lepanthes [Bolivian co-collector of species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a loose, recurved, to .4" [to 1 cm] long including the .12" [3 mm] long peduncle, successively single, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence holding the flower just off the leaf base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI 2010 drawing fide