Lepanthes clementinensis Luer & Cornejo 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Warm LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Hacienda Clementina Lepanthes [refers to the orchids location of discovery]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in western, lowland Ecuador in humid forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 2 to 3, short, slender, congested, flexuous, .68 to .88" [1.7 to 2.2 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX1 Luer 2010 Luer & Cornejo drawing fide;