Lepanthes nebulina Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Fog Loving Lepanthes [refers to the plants location in a cloud forest]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevartions around 2500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and winter on a filiform, loose, subflexuous, to 6" [15 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several to many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers open at any one time and has spiculate floral bracts.

"This species can be identified by the long raceme of flowers with acuminate, minutely ciliate sepals, obtuse petals and oblong blades of the lip with a tiny, slender, incurved appendix." Luer & Vasquez 1983


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; "Phytologia 54(5): 355 Luer & R.Vásquez 1983, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;