Lepanthes hoeijeri Luer 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE 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 province of 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.

"A floriferous species with relatively large purple flowers with reddish orange petals and lip. The flowers are borne in loose racemes shorter than, but occasionally surpassing the narrow leaf. The dorsal sepal is boat-shaped and the lateral sepals are denticulate and single veined. The lower lobes of the petals are much longer than the upper lobes. The oblong blades of the lip are borne by short, broad connectives." Luer 1996


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