Lepanthes conchyliata Luer 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Purple Lepanthes [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern? Colombia without locational data as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, glabrous, long-acuminate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a lax, 1.12" to 1.52" [ 2.8 to 3.8 cm] long including the .32" [8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the sulcus of the leaf and has oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;