Lepanthes deliqua Luer 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo/drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Cold Winter LATE Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Lacking Lepanthes [refers to the total abscence of the body and appendix of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pinchincha and Chimborazo Ecuador at elevations around 2400 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a loose, flexuous, progressively lengthening, racemose, 1 to 2.4" [2.5 to 6 cm] long, including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide;