Lepanthes eumeces Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Filamentosae Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, microscopically ciliate, ribbed lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, progressively lengthening, flexible, loose, lightly flexuous, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, successively 2 to 3, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide