Lepanthes linealis Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The La Linea Lepanthes [refers to the location of the orchid]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Tolima and Quindio departments of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 3200 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, relatively stout ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a filiform, loose, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 18: 58 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;