Lepanthes campodostele Luer & Hirtz 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebsiteWebsite

Common Name The Catapillar-Like Column Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1550 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 4, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, orbicular, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, distichous, sparsely pubescent, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide