Lepanthes macdougalii Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

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


Common Name Macdougal's Lepanthes [Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 3350 to 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 13, close, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths with minutely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple suffused beneath, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 1 to 2, loose, 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

Close to L monoptera but it differs in the denticulate sepals, petals usually with triangular lobes and a lip connate to the base of the column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;