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Lepanthes eucerca Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full ShadeColdLATERSpring

Common Name The Good Tailed Lepanthes [refers to the long-caudate sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 3150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 2 to 3, arising from the back of the leaf, erect, congested, distichous, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long including the .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence and has echinate, shorter than the costate ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with the sepals suffused with red, the petals with a red inner margin and a red, minutely ciliate pubescent lip.

"Closely allied to L aquila-borussiae but distinguished by twice larger flowers with long-acuminate tails. The appendix is reduced to a microscopic bristle. The appendix of L aquila-borussae is also microscopic but it is pubescent and pedunculate and several times larger than the bristle of L eucerca." Luer 2011

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 332 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012

Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019;

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