Lepanthes gloris Luer & Hirtz 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of Flower

Leaf and Flowers Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Webpage

Common Name The Sister-In Law Lepanthes [refers to its close similarity to L generi]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, congested, distichous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with glaberous floral bracts.

CAUTION The photos above are very close to if not actually being L gloris, the drawing is absolutely correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 Drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide