Lepanthes foveata Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Pitted Lepanthes [refers to the cavity of the body of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, weak, erect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 13, close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, .48 to .92" [1.2 to 2.3 cm] long including the .26 to .72" [.7 to 1.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #10 1984 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;