Lepanthes barbatula Luer & R.Vásquez 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by © Luer Epidendra website

Full Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Small Bearded Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 2300 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical to orbicular, obtuse, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, to 1.62" [4.3 cm] long, distichous, flexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence

"Eassily distinguished from others by the loose, flexuous raceme longer than the suborbicular leaf, acuminate, diverging sepals, bilobed petals with filiform lobes that curve outwards and the narrowly oblong blades of the lip formed as flat margins of cuneate connectives witha narrow ciliate appendix. The crescent shaped petals are similar to L antennifera from Colombia." Luer 1992


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 7(2): 100, 102-103, f. 2. 1992 Luer & Vasquez drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI 2010 drawing fide;