Lepanthes calophlebia Luer & Thoerle 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Ron Parsons

Common Name The Beautifully Veined Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, reticulated, suffused with purple along the branching veins, transversely ovate, broadly obtuse, minutely mucronate, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, loose, racemose, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide