Lepanthes cogolloi Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flower

Photos by © Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Cogollo's Lepanthes [Colombian Curator of JAUM in Medellin current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2850 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, microscopicaly ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, congested, .92 to 1" [2.3 to 2.5 cm] long including the .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from beneath the leaf with echinate floral bracts.

CAUTION The flower photos by Sebastian do not match the type exactly, they differ in the much wider lip lobes fully enveloping the column, otherwise the photos match the type


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 18(1): 34,36 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;