Lepanthes cauda-avis Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Webpage

Cool spring

Common Name The Bird Tail Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate margins on the ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, obtusely cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a racemose, more or less secund, congested, to 6" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and has oblique floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 14 Luer 1997 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide