Lepanthes bipollicaris Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Two Thumb Lepanthes [refers to the midlobes of the petals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, proportionally stout ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, microscopically papillose lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, congested, .56" [1.4 cm] long including the .08" [2 mm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;