Lepanthes flaccida Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Weak Lepanthes [refers to the blades of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in east central Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect to suberect, weak ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 8, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf and carrying muricate floral bracts.


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