Lepanthes dumbo Luer 2009 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Juan Carlos Uribe and The Orquideas del Valle Website.

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

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Common Name The Dumbo Lepanthes [refers to the elephant eared blades of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by about 8, close, microscopically cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, ovate, acute, rounded below into the base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, capillary, congested, .64 to .96" [1.6 to 2.4 cm] long including the .32 to .72" [8 to 18 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with oblique acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;