Lepanthes barclaya Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Barclay's Lepanthes [Harriet Barclay American Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in secondary forests at elevations of 3375 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, red violet ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12, glabrous, ribbed lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, subacute, shortly-acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of 5 to 10, arising on the back of the leaf, loose, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellowish flowers with a rose colored lip.

Characteized by stout ramicauls that bear a faascile of several, loosely flwoered racemes shorter than the oblong leaf witha shortly acuminate tip. The sepals also bear shortly acuminate tips. The broad synsepal apprears to be only 2 veined. The transversely bilobed petals are narrowly oblong. The blades of the lip are simlarily narrowly oblong and the appendix is very small and ovoid." Luer 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 327 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide