Lepanthes barbigera Luer & L.Jost 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 photo by Luer Epidendra website

Full Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Whisker-Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the long-cilaite lobes of the lips]

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 13, minutely ciliate leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, distichous, congested, successively many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1999. Luer & Jost drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide