Lepanthes curiosa Luer 2000 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Common Name The Curious Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, broadly cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, lax, subflexuous, 6.4" [16 cm] long, successively several to many flowered inflorescence with an acuminate floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide