Lepanthes croatii Luer 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundantion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Spring

Common Name or Meaning Croat's Lepanthes [American Collector of species, Missouri Botanical Garden Botanist current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 to 3, erect, congested, curved, 2.4" [6 cm] long, including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Luer drawing fide;