Lepanthes hoeijeri Luer 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hoeijer's Lepanthes [Swedish Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2900 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 10, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated cilate margined ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, filiform, loose, subflexuous, to 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide