Lepanthes laxiflora Luer 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

cool LATESummerEARLY

Common Name The Loosely Flowered Lepanthes [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a loose, flexuous, distichous, filiform, erect, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence far exceeding the length of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; drawing fide