Lepanthes lloensis Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Lloa Lepanthes [A Town near Quito in Ecuador]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2650 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 18, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate-oblong, acute, acuminate, rounded to lightly cordate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the earlier fall on a filiform, extremely congested, distichous, 2" [5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide