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.

"Distinguished by the small habit and a successively flowered raceme much longer than the leaves. The flowers are comparitively largeb but narrow with acuminate sepals. The laterals in apposition. The blades of the lip are narrowly ovate with the connectives ariisng at the base. The appendix is narrow and curved up to be intimately associated with the stigma." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Novon 3: 442 Luer 1993 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide