Lepanthes giraldoi Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name Giraldo's Lepanthes [Colombian Botanist and Herbarium worker, original collector of species]

Flower Size .5" [2 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10 glabrous lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect, purple suffused beneath, thinly coriaceous, broadly elliptical to subcircular, obtuse, contracted abruptly into an acute apex, rounded and contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, very distichous, to .56 to .68" [1.4 to 1.7 cm] long including the .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 22 #1 2001 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;