Lepanthes meganthera Luer & Hirtz 1987 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Large Anther Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 8, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple veined, ovate, subacute, rounded below into the contracted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a, filiform, very congested, to .32" [8 mm] long, successively single, several 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