Lepanthes jamboeensis Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rio Jamboe Lepanthes [A river in Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1550 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 13, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute to acuminate,rounded or subcordate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

"Distinguished by the congested inflorescence shorter than the ovate leaf and a relatively large flower. The dorsal sepal is triangular and acute, the laterals are deeply connate, pubescent above the middle, concave and glabrous below the middle. The upper lobe of the petals is cuneate, the lower lobe is oblong witha concave area towards the base. The blades of the lip are narrowly oblong , the body is wide witha protuberant sinus with a minute, globose appendix." Luer 1996


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