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

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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