Lepanthes erythrocles Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Lip Detail

Drawing by © Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full ShadeSpring

Common Name The Big Red Lepanthes [An affectionate term for the orchid by the dicovererand cultivator of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, loose, arching then pendent, 2.4 to 2.6" [6 to 6.5 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 18(1): 44 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;