Lepanthes morleyi Luer & Dalström 1996 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 Morley's Lepanthes [Morley Read, Codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 16, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a, slender, congested, to 1.4" " [3.5 cm] long, successively single, many 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