Lepanthes angulata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flower

Photo by Arturo Carrillo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Angled Lepanthes [refers to the outer margins of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cotopaxi province Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 shortly spiculate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple beneath, broadly ovate, obtuse, rounded and cordate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a slender, erect, congested, .4" [1 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

Distinguished by the large decurved angle on the outer margin of the petals. The sepals and petals are similar to those of L dictydion. The leaves of L angulata are broadly ovate, neither orbicular nor reticulate, the racemes are short and congested, the sepals are entire and shortly acuminate, the petals are transversely bilobed with the prominent angle at the base of the triangular upper lobe, the blades of the lip are held above the column and the appendix is comparitively large with a tri-lobed, distal segment." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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