Lepanthes caveroi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Full ShadeCool Spring Summer MID Fall

Common Name Cavero's Lepanthes [Peruvian Orchid Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru and across the border in Ecuador within wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, pendent, leafy throughout, flexuous, fractiflex stem carrying elliptic, sessile, tridenticulate apically, carinate midvein beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on a lax, [3 to 4 mm] long, successively single, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, minute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying reddish flowers with a brownish mid vein.

Synonyms Andinia caveroi (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Neooreophilus caveroi (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Archila 2009; Penducella caveroi (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 670 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 as Penducella caveroi; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;