Lepanthes declivis Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by © J S Moreno Four new species of Lepanthes (Pleurothallidinae) from the southwestern Andes in Colombia

Another Flower

Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Leaf and Flower

Photo by © Oscar Alejandro Perez Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and the Epidendra Webpage

Cool Summer

Common Name The Sloping Lepanthes [refers to the labellum]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1860 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11 brown, microscopically ciliate-scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, lightly convex, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, distichous, congested, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes caetanoae O. Pérez, E. Parra & M. Kolanowska 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 21 #2 pg 142-145, f. 134. 1999 Luer drawing fide; Orquideología 27: 47-50 O.Pérez, E.Parra & M.Kolanowska 2010 as Lepanthes caetanoae drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Four new species of Lepanthes (Pleurothallidinae) from the southwestern Andes in Colombia photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide