Lepanthes mammillata Luer 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Nipple Bearing Lepanthes [refers tothe tips of the blades of the lip and the appendix]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by to 22, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a very congested, distichous, 2.2 to 2.4" [5.5 to 6 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


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