Lepanthes imposita Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

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TYPE Drawing

Photo by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Laid Upon Lepanthes [refers to the position of the apices of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, close ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a, filiform, flexible, flexuous, longer than the leaf, 3.6" [9 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 54: 56 Luer & Escobar 1985 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Phytotaxa 201 (1) 54 Luer & Thoerle 2015 Drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;