Lepanthes ankistra Luer & Dressler 1986 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996

leaf and flowers

Photos by Bogarin and the Epidendra website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Hook Lepanthes [refers to the mid lobe of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, horizontal to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 14, close lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a very congested, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 16(3): 12. 1986 Luer & Dressler photo/drawing fide; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 207 - 214 Romero 2014 photo/drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide