Lepanthes equicalceolata Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Marsipanthes

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeCoolColdFall

Common Name or Meaning The Little Horse Shoe Lepanthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a subdense, secund, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered, racemose, inflorescence that is longer than the leaf and the floral bracts are slightly muricate


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;