Lepanthes caesariata Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Long-Haired Lepanthes [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .48 to .84" [1.2 to 2.1 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying flowers with dull green sepals with orange petals with the upper edge purple and a lavender lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología VOl19 #2 pg 82 Luer & Excobar 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide