Lepanthes meleagris Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Sebastain Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Another Flower

Photo by Agnieszka Chmara and her Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Peacock Lepanthes [refers to the colors of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 2430 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 13, close, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with long-acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, suberect, horizontal to drooping, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, margins sometimes narrowly revolute, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, very congested, secund, 1.68 to 2.2" [4.2 to 5.5 cm] long including the .28 to .8" [7 to 20 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with acuminate, muriculate floral bracts and overlapping pedicels.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;