Lepanthes ligiae Luer & R. Escobar 1991

Photo by Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Ligia's Lepanthes [Mrs. Posada's Lepanthes, current Orchid Nurserywoman]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in western Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, epiphytic species with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, very congested, distichous, 1.72 to 2" [4.3 to 5 cm] long including the [2.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #1 1991 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK;