Lepanthes lingulosa Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The Large Tongue Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the rostellar flap]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia at elevations around 2620 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, broadly cuneate and rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, to 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaf and has muricate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 pg 149 Luer & R.Escobar 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;