Lepanthes embreei Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Embre's Lepanthes [American Botanist later 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 450 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 11, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, reticulated in purple beneath, ovate, obtuse to subacute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide