Lepanthes maccolmiana Luer 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name MacColm's Lepanthes [American Botanist in Ecuador creator and administrator of Bisla Biolgical Station current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 8 dark, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, transversely ovate, obtuse, transverse to subcordate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, very congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying slightly echinate floral bracts.


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