Lepanthes ollaris Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Leaf and Flower

Photo by Betoguerro and The Orchid Board Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE by Carl Luer

Common Name The Pot-Like Lepanthes [refers to the deep cavity of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in western Colombia to northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 1700 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 14, shortly ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute to acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a filiform, congested, 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single several flowered inflorescence and arising on the back of the leaf.

"Distinguished by a rather large, thin elliptical, acuminate leaf borne by a tall ramicaul. The flowers are borne in a congested raceme held in the center, behind the leaf. The flowers are large and basically similar to L agglutinata but differs in the lip with the body dilated into a large, saccate structure beneath the column." Luer 1996


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin 53[9]: 920, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Systematics of Draconanthes, Lepanthes subgenus Marsipanthes and subgenus Lepanthes of Ecuador Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide