Lepanthes llipiensis Luer 1992 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Johan Hermans

TYPE DrawingDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Alto Llipi Lepanthes [refers to the orchids discovery location]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia at elevations around 1350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, .32" [8 mm] long including the .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has minutely subspiculate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #10 1995 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;