Lepanthes fuchsii Luer 1991

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;