Lepanthes katleri Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Another Angle Photo courtesy of Lisa Thoerle

Another View, opening flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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 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


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 672 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

Checked type Drawing W3Tropicos OK