Lepanthes auditor Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Andres Posada and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Cold LATERSpring EARLYFall

Common Name The Listening Lepanthes [refers to the ear like petals]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at eelvations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9 thin, tight fitting, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, long acuminate, prominently tridenticulate, the rounded base contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through early fall on a flilform, congested, more or less secund, .16" to .32" [4.5 to 8 mm] long including the .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence with the flower held near to the leaf base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 pg 154 1988 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;