Lepanthes bustyla Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade

Common Name The Large Column Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, convex cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, arising on the back of the leaf, peduncle .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, filiform, rachis .12 to 2" [3 to 5 mm] long, subcongested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow sepals with a purple central stripe and orange petals.

"Characerized by narrowly elliptical leaves that are shorter than the slender ramicuals. The subdensely flowered raceme about half as long as the leaf is borne along the back surface. The sepals are acute with the laterals denticulate. The upper lobe of the petals is oblong and narrow, while the lower lobe is short and triangular, The poorly developed blades that occupy the basal halves of the lobes of the lip flank a considerably larger and longer column." Luer 2003


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 4[3]: 3-24 Luer 2003 drawing fide;