Lepanthes longiacuminata Luer & Hirtz 1998 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 Long Acuminate Leaf Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 13, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, broadly ovate, acute, acuminate into a slender, elongate process, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide