Lepanthes fugiens Luer 1995

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.


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