Lepanthes brenneri Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae

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

Common Name Brenner's Lepanthes [Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to apiculate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, loose, subflexuous, to .52" [1.3 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

"This tiny plant, known only from the type produces flowers larger than the leaves on lax, few flowered racemes barely surpassing the leaves in length. The sepals are remotely spiculate and acuminate, the petals are pubescent with the lower lobes conspicuously uncinate and the blades of the lip are oblong with a broadly triangular, pubescent appendix." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54:333 Luer 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide