Lepanthes epibator Luer & R.Vásquez 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Climbing Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized [individually], cool growing epiphyte with slender, proliferating from the apex ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, close, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a filiform, subdense, .96 to 1.24" [2.4 to 2.6 cm] long including the .16 to .24" [4 to 6 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

"This species may be distinguished by the other 2 scandent species of Lepanthes with racemes shorter than the leaves by the weak habit, the very small flowers and the comparotively large, long-pubescent appendix." Luer 1984


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phytologia 55: 183. Luer & Vasquez 1984; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;