Lepanthes magnifica Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993>

Photo by Juan Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Common Name The Grand Lepanthes [Refers to the large plant and flowers]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations of 1450 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 15 to 19 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ciliate along veins beneath, ovate, acute, , lightly acuminate leaf with the base rounded to subcordate, contracted into a twisted petiole that blooms on a shorter than the leaf, congested, distichous, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, filiform, successively single, many single flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes and Lepanthes Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

Checked Luer 1996 OK