Lepanthes exogena Luer & Hirtz 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Lou Jost

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Outside Appendix Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2450 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 8 lepanthiform sheaths with conspicuously dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly ovate, subacute to obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a filiform, loose, distichous, flexuous, to 5.4" [13.5 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as L extrinseca not photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide