Lepanthes angulata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Photo by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flower Photo by Arturo Carrillo

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 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, boadly ovate, obtuse, rounded and cordate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a slnder, erect, congested, .4" [1 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


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