Lepanthes exposita Luer 1987 Drawing by Carl Luer Epidendra Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Exposed Lepanthes [refers to the column and lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama at elevations above 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, very congested, distichous, to .4" [1 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with muriculate, imbricating floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 2: 191. 1987 Luer drawing/photo fide