Lepanthes marshana Luer & L.Jost 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

DrawingDrawing and Photos by Carl Luer and Lou Jost and Epidendra Orchid Photo Webpage


Common Name Marsha's Lepanthes [Ms Staat American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10, scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, long acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, congested, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide