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

Side View of Flower

Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


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 Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador 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;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;