Lepanthes brevipedicellata Luer, R.Escobar & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Short Pedicel Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing,caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a minutely, sparsely pubescent, subcongested, .84 to 1.08" [2.1 to 2.7 cm] long including the .48 to .72" [1.2 to 1.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single, to 13 flowered inflorescence with spiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying red-purple with dull orange flowers with yellow petals with red margins and a red, bilamellate lip.

Related to L norae but differs in the roots thicker than the ramicauls, very short pedicel, papillose ribs of the ovary, the sepals of the proportionally large flowers are membraneous and acute, the lobes of the petals are unequal in size and the blades of the lip are oblong and bourne by broadly triangular connectives and the appendix is small and pubescent with a minute apical process.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 328-329 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 ;