Lepanthes bipollicaris Luer & Hirtz 2009 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 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;