Lepanthes conchilabia Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Ear Like Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevations around 3500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, close, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous ribs and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, more or less suffused with purple beneath, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, lax, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide