Lepanthes debedoutii P.Ortiz 2006

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Plant and Flower

Photo by © Ramon de Bedout

Side view with column exposed and burned petals

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Valdevieso


Common Name Ramon de Bedout's Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte in eastern Cundinamarca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters in oak forest with slender, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, rounded apically, acuminate and narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, capillary, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, distantly, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 24 #2 116-123 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;