Lepanthes amplior Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

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

Deep Shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Greater Lepanthes [refers to the flowers size]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a loose, flexuous, filiform, to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long including the .8" to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence holding the large flower well above the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(1): 26–28. Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI1 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;