Lepanthes benzingii Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Benzing's Lepanthes [American Botanist later 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 850 to 1250 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 8 microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, shortly acuminate, abruptly acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a filiform, extremely congested, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising mostly on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide