Lepanthes chilopsis Luer & Hirtz 2002 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 TYPE Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Lip Like Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendant, branching rhizome giving rise to ramicauls enveloped by a long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendant, thickly coriaceous, long-ciliate, elliptical, subacute leaf and contracted below into the ramicaul that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a, .6" [ 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a long-spiculate floral bract

Synonyms Andinia chilopsis (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium chilopse (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus chilopsis (Luer & Hirtz) Archila 2009; Oreophilus chilopsis (Luer & Hirtz) Archila 2009; Penducella chilopsis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 30(1): 16. 2009 Luer drawing fide; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella chilosisdrawing fide