Lepanthes llanganatensis Luer & Hirtz 1990 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Photo by Lou Jost

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Llanganates Lepanthes [A mountain range in Ecuador]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in central Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, blackish, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, subacute, lightly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a filiform, dense, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.



TYPE Drawing by Lou Jost *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide