Lepanthes discolor Luer & R. Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Lisa Thoerle

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Different Colored Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a subdense, distichous, flexuous, 1.48 to 1.72" [3.7 to 4.3 cm] long including the [2.2 to 2.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single several flowered inflorescence holding the flower just beyond the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 5 Luer 1994 photos fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide

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