Lepanthes intonsa Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by © Walter Teague

Another Flower with less lip hairs

Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower without lip hairs

Photo by © Dick McRill

Common Name The Unshaven Lepanthes [refers to the long hairs on the lip]

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 2200 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 7 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carries a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acuminate, acute leaves that have a purple hue on the underside and blooms in the winter on a congested, distichous, 3/4" [1.8 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf and arising on the underside of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes doloma Luer & R. Vásquez 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; 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;

Checked Luer OK