Lepanthes mooreana Luer & L.Jostt 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Moore's Lepanthes [American Neotropical Ornithologist current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, suberect to horizontal ramicaul enveloped by 12 to 14, long ciliate, whitish lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia carrying a single, apical, more or less pendent, coriaceous, purple suffused, minutely and densely pubescent, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, sulcate dorsally, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a slender, congested, secund, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence held in the sulcum of the dorsal side of the leaf and carrying minutely ciliate on the margins floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide