Lepanthes barclaya Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cold Fall

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in secondary forests at elevations of 3375 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing 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 loose, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

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