Lepanthes ballatrix Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Clear Color Form

Photo by Lynn O'Shaughnessy and her Pleurothallid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Dancer Lepanthes [Refers to the flower appearing like a dancer]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1900 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender to stout ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 15 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, glabrous beneath, narrowly ovate-elliptical, acute, acuminate, rounded base and abruptly contracted below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a very congested, distichous, filiform, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from behind the leaf. Similar to the Colombian and Central American L elata and the southern Ecuador, Peru and Boliva L monitor but differs in the narrow dorsal sepal and the suborbicular lobes of the petals." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54:331 Luer 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

Checked Luer OK