Lepanthes jardinensis Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Jean Marc Palandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Photo by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Jardin Lepanthes [refers to the locality where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia departemnt of Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 14, microscopically ciliatelepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 3 to 10, loose, flexuous, distichous, 7.2 to 7.6" [18 to 19 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence .

The first photo by Jean Marc has the flower in an opening position so it is not showing the spread tails of the lateral sepals.

"Disitnguished by the flexuous racemes with successive dark yellow flowers with the petals and the lip dark purple. Often 2 to 3 flowers are open simultaneously. The sepals are acuminate and minutely pubescent, the petals are small, pubescent and transversely oblong. The lip laminae are also pubescent. The minute appendix has at its apex a miniscule swordlike gland." Luer & Escobar 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia 19(1): 28-29 Luer & Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;