Lepanthes chocoensis Luer & Thoerle 2011 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Photo by Sebastian Viera

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Choco' Lepanthes [refers to the department of Colombia where the species occurs]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in the Choco' department of Colombia at elevations around 1920 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, very slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, erect, ovate, acute, acuminate to mucronate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender,congested, .52" [1.3 cm] long including the .32" [8 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;