Lepanthes camptica Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Bent Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in east central Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender, weak, erect to suberect ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 10 minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, ovate, acute to long-acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, congested, distichous, .95" [2.4 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Most similar to L oscillifera from Colombia.


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; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;