Lepanthes lacera Luer & Thoerle 2011

SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Lacerate Lepanthes [refers to the dentate margined column apex]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1380 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by around 8, minutely cilate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute , acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a congested, 1.84" [4.6 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 22(1): 38-42 Luer 2001 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;