Lepanthes cremasta Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hanging Lepanthes [refers to the pedunculated appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 16, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with minimally dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide