Lepanthes barbatula Luer & R.Vásquez 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 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


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;