Lepanthes bitriangularis Luer & R.Escobar 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

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

Full Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Two Triangle Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of ther petals]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia near la Laguna de la Cocha at elevations above 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11, glabrous, tubular lepanthiform sheaths with obliquely dilated ostia and carrying a single, coriaceous, erect, ovate, acute, acuminate rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, sublax, 5.4" [13.5 cm] long including the 1.4" [3.5 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Selbyana 30: 5 Luer & Escobar 2009 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019