Lepanthes imbricans Luer & R. Escobar 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Opening flowers Photos byEric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Roofing Tile Lepanthes [refers to the petals overlapping]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths with the dilated margins of the ostia microscopically ciliate and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, shortly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the base leaf that in the spring on a filiform, loose, 2.6 to 3" [6.5 to 7.5 cm] long including the .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively few, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Checked to type drawing W3Tropicos OK; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 12 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;