Lepanthes caroli-lueri Bogarín & Pupulin 2010 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Bogarin and Epidendra Webpage

Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Carl Luer's Lepanthes [American Pleurothallid Expert current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane wet forests on the Caribbean slopes at elevations around 700 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, hirsute, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate and obliquely dilated ostia and carrying a suberect, coriaceous, ellitpic to orbicular, somewhat lenticulate, conduplicate, obtuse, retuse, round below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a racemose, distichous, pubescent, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence holding the flowers above the leaf and has spiculate, ciliate floral bracts.

"First collected and illustrated by A. R. Endrés, Lepanthes caroli-lueri is distinguished by the pubescent rachis, the orbicular, denticulate, long-tailed sepals, the glabrous petals provided with a broadly oblong upper lobe, red with orange-yellow margin. The connectives of the lip bear the blades distinctly higher than the column. This is the species identified and illustrated by Luer (1986) as L. jimenezii. Bogarin & Pupulin 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Harvard Pap. Bot. 15(1): 118–121, f. 5A-E, 6, 7. Illustrations and Studies in Neotropical Orchidaceae—The Lepanthes jimenezii Group (Pleurothallidinae) Bogarin & Pupulin 2010 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide