Lepanthes ciliolata Luer & R.Vásquez 1983

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves TYPE Photo by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Minutely Ciliate Lepanthes [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, filiform, subdense, flexuous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Part of the group of species related to L complicata by the outer margins of the lateral sepals that are involute to expose the muriculate exterior. The majority of these are from Bolivia and are L ciliolata, L complicata, L crista-piscis, L echnida, L panisca, L pileata, L ptyxis, L ringens.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54(5): 334 Luer & Vasquez 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;