Lepanthes juan-felipei Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name Juan Felipe's Lepanthes [Sr. Posada Colombian nurseryman current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by around 15, close, lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate tips that are microscopically ciliate and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, long-acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on 2 to 3, filiform, loose, congested, .4" [1 cm] long including the .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 333 Luer & Thoerle 2011 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;