Lepanthes incredibilis Luer & R.Vásquez 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Incredible Lepanthes [refers to the preposterous habit, a flower larger that the tiny plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in forests at elevations around 1750 meters as a super-mini-miniature sized [less than 1/2" tall total], cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, microscopically pubescent lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a congested, distichous, .28" [7 mm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with minutely ciliate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;