Lepanthes jostii Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photos by Morley Read and His Nature Photo website

Common Name Jost's Lepanthes [Physicist, Biologist and Artist in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador as an epiphyte in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 13 to 14, acuminate, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, abruptly acuminate, rounded below and abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf the blooms in the fall and winter on a disitchous, congested, to 1.2" [3.1 cm] long, racemose, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf with acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide