Lepanthes eucerca Luer & Thoerle 2011 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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 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, 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 arising from the back of the leaf and has echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 332 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019;