Lepanthes nontecta Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Uncovered Lepanthes [refers to the blades of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 450 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 6, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, ovate, subacute to obtuse, broadly cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer to earsly fall on a filiform, subdense, .44" [1.1 cm] long, successively few 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