Lepanthes herzogii Luer 1998

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name Herzog's Lepanthes [German Biochemist and Orchid enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 3380 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with prolific, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, long ciliate , lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, apiculate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a slender, loose, distichous, flexuous, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;