Lepanthes jubata Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Another Angle

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Milan Vagner.

Side View of Flower

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Crested Hair Lepanthes [refers to the long hairs on the margins of the lamina of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and northeastern Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 9, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, to suberect, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acuminate, acute, margins smooth to denticulate-undulate, the rounded base abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a congested, distichous, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long including the .48" [1.2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely spiculate floral bracts.

"The margins of the leaves are usually smooth, but occasionally they are minutely denticulate or undulate. The congested raceme is shorter than the leaf, the sepals are ovate and denticulate, the petals are transversely oblong, the blades of the lip are long-ciliate and held above the column by rectangular connectives, the body of the lip is protuberant witha minute, pedunculate, bilobed apex." Luer 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54:350 1983; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #2 1998 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide?; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;