Lepanthes labiata Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

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TYPE Drawing

TYPEDrawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Hot LATER Spring

Common Name The Noticible Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 50 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by around 6 to 7, microscopically scabrous, acuminate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute , acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a, slender, distichous, very congested, .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long including the .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf, and has muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 38-42 Luer 2001 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;