Lepanthes escobariana Garay 1969 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

Another Flower

Flower Closeup

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Plant and Flower

Photo by Milan Vagner


Common Name Escobar's Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 20th cen]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] long 3/5" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in Antioquia department of Colomiba in cloud forest as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 ribbed, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, loose, flexuous, arching then pendent, 8" [20 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, successively 2, many flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 12 1983 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;