Lepanthes clementinensis Luer & Cornejo 2010 Photo 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;