Lepanthes cochliops Luer & R.Vásquez1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Small Eyed Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the petals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia at elevations around 2100 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, purple beneath, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a slender, loose, distichous, weak, 4.2" [to 10.5 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;