Lepanthes dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by © Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Cold LATERSpring

Common Name Dewilde's Lepanthes [Colombian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, tight fitting, essentially glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purplish, coriaceous, very narrowly ovate, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .44 to .68" [1.1 to 1.7 cm] long, including the .32 to .54" [.8 to 1.3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 20 #3 pg 292–294 Luer & R.Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;