Lepanthes omnifera Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae Drawing by Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Bearing All Kinds Lepanthes [refers to the trichomes on the floral and vegetative parts]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique apices, and carrying a single, apical, erect, ciliate, subcoriaceous, broadly ovate to round, obtuse, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, sparsely pubescent, distantly, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with long-ciliate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide