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

TYPE 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, caespitose 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, arising on the back side of the leaf, 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 with as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with glabrous, orange sepals with red inner margins, yellow, glabrous petals and a red lip.

"Distinguished by proportionally very long, slender ramicauls bearing elliptical leaves that are long-acuminate at the apex. From ascending, slender peduncles nearly as long as the leaf, a congested, successively flowered raceme descends. The sepals are ovate and acute; the lobes of the lip are ovate; the appendix is proportionaly large, concave and ciliate and the column is elongate and slender." Luer 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 333 Luer & Thoerle 2011 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;