Lepanthes glaberrima Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Hairless Lepanthes [refers to the petals and lip]

Flower Size .5" [2 mm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, to .96 to 1.12" [2.4 to 2.8 cm] long including the .16 to .32" [4 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back or the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54(5): 344 Luer & Escobar 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;