Lepanthes fugiens Luer 1995 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Flying Lepanthes [refers to overall appearance of flying]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica with no locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by about 6 to 8 close fitting, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a filiform, congested, distichous, to 1.2" [3.3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf.

"Characterized by the small habit with ovate leaves that can be surpassed by a congested, distichous, continuously lengthening raceme. The slightly reflexed sepals are ovate and acute, the petals are bifurscate with triangular, pubescent lobes, the column, claspied by the lip protrudes erect from the center. The lobes of the lip are ciliate and reniform with a suggestion os a blade forming along the posterior margin. AS prostrate appendix is connate tothe external surface of the body of the lip." Luer 1995


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 10: 151. Luer 1995 and the Epidendra Website drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003