Lepanthes ericae Luer 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves

Another Flower Photos by Erica Moron de Abad and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name Erica's Lepanthes [Erica Moron de Abad Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by ribbed, minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ellitpical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on 2 to 3, congested, distichous, .8" [ to 2 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 330. Luer2011 drawing fide;