Lepanthes katleri Luer 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Another Angle

Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Another View of opening flower

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana 6: 73 Luer 1991 and the AOS Website

Common Name Katler's Lepanthes [Named in honor of Dr. Ernest I. Katler of Kensington, California, who discovered this species.]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Peru and the Amazonas state of Brazil in the lower levels of the cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by several lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, subacute to obtuse, coriaceous, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the spring on a pedunculate, 2" [5 cm] long, fractiflex, loosely several flowered inflorescence with the flower produced one by one in succession over time.

Similar to L revoluta but it has non-erose sepals, the oblong, subsigmoid petals and the flabellate lobes of the lip with a different appendix." Luer 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 6: 73 Luer 1991 drawing fide; SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 111 2001; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 672 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

Checked type Drawing W3Tropicos OK