Lepanthes beatriziae Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name Beatriz' Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7,microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, coriaceous, erect, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5m] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3, several flowered inflorescence well exceeding the length of the leaf.

"It is one of the tiny species with giant flowers that are several times larger than the leaf. Only a very few flowers are produced successively far above the leaves. The sepals are slender-tailed; the petals are minute and transversely lobed; the lobes of the lip are oblong, as well as the pubescent appendix. " Luer & Escobar 1997


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 283-284 Luer & Escobar 1997 photo/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;