Lepanthes dasyura Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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

Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Hairy Tailed Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with relatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, dark brown, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, obtuse, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, congested, .68 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm] long, including the .48 to 6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has echinate floral bracts.

"Characterized by the broadly elliptical, shortly acuminate leaves and a congested, lonng-pedicellate raceme borne on the back of the leaf, small broadly ovate sepals, petals with diverging lower lobes and narrow blades of the lip with long incurved apices and an oblong, long-pubescent appendix hanging downward." Luer & Escobar 1991


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 18(1): 40–42 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;