Lepanthes gutula-sanguinis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Photo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Little Drop of Blood Lepanthes [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 9, close fitting, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, very congested, distichous, .52 to .64" [1.3 to 1.6 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 pg 188 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;