Lepanthopsis prolifera Garay 1954 SECTION Lepanthopsis

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Deep ShadeCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Prolific Lepanthopsis [One growing on the top of another]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in northeastern Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 8 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long including the .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long peduncle, congested, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothalidinarum Vol VIII Luer 1991 Drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;