Lepanthes cloesii Luer 1999 SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Lip Detail

Side View of Lip Detail Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Deep shade Cold

Common Name Cloes' Lepanthes [Belgian collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, far longer than the leaf, 7.6" [19 cm] long, distantly and successively several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to L agatarum, L chelonionL calocodon, L cymbium and L nautilaus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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