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

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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 920 1984 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV 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