Lepanthes andreettae Luer 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website


Common Name Andreetta's Lepanthes [Ecuadorian Priest and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at unknown elevations as a mini-miniature sized, cold? growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, distichous, loose, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence.


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