Lepanthes corrugata Luer & Dalström 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

Leaf and Flower

Another Leaf and Flower

Underside of leaf

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE by © Carl Luer


Common Name The Wrinkled Lepanthes [refers to the wrinkled leaves]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia and Succumbios province of Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect stems enveloped by 20 to 22, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carring a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, purple reticulate-veined, ovate, acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a filiform, .5" [1.25 cm] long, extremely congested, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with acuminate, recurved floral bracts.

"Related to L cotyledon but is distinguished by the longer, multisheathed ramicauls and larger leaves that are similarily thin, crinkly and purple, a congested long-pedicellate raceme shorter than the leaf, petals with a thin, lateral process and a lip with thin, transparent blades adherent over the column and a large concavity filling the body behind a relatively large, oblong appendix with a lobulate apex." Luer 1996

Similar species include, L abitaguae, L mucronata , L pelyx, L ortegae, L pilosiaures and L rhodophylla.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;