Lepanthes monitor Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

Another Flower

Photo by Orchidees du Nord website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Reminder Lepanthes [refering to its morphological similarity to L elata]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 3500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 14, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, oblong-ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate to rounded below into the contracted, petiolate base leaf that blooms late winter through summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 3.2" [8 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, racemose, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

" The most distinguishing feature is the appendix which is broadly triangular and pubescent while in the similar L elata the appendix is pedunculate and narrowly hinged in the sinus of the lip." Luer 1996

Similar to the Colombian and Central American L elata and L ballatrix from Colombia and Ecuador.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54:354 Luer 1983 Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo soso; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;