Lepanthes fuchsii Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

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

Full Shade Spring

Common Name Fuchs' Lepanthes [American Nurseryman in south Florida and Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, loose, distichous, flexuous, 2.6" [9 cm] long including the 4.4" [11 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.

"Distinguished by the long, loose, flexuous raceme greatly exceeded the small, elliptical leaves; entire, broad sepals with recurved, shortly caudate apices, the laterals singly veined, little reniform petals and a lip with thick, ovoid blades with short connectives and a protruding, broadly triangular appendix." Luer 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana Vol 6 #2: 70 Luer 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolvia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;