Lepanthes macdougalii Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


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, caespitose 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, arising on top of the leaf, 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 with as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellow and red flowers.

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 ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 335 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;