Lepanthes longipedicellata C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

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


Common Name The Long Pedicel Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 2550 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple suffused beneath, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on 1 to 3, slender, loose, distichous, flexuous, .88 to 1" [2.2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence eventually equalling to slightly longer than the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;