Lepanthes hispidosa Luer & L.Jost 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Very Hispid Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the lepanthiform sheaths]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 11 to 14, densely long-hispid, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, suffused with purple beneath, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, congested, distichous, 1." [2.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top on the back the leaf with echinate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide