Lepanthes sorayae Luer & Cornejo 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer


Common Name Soraya’s Lepanthes [Soraya Delgado, Ecuadorian biologist and conservationist with the Great Wilderness Foundation Esmeraldas Ecuador]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by at least 6, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, circular, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, congested, to .2” [5 mm] long , successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Described from a very incomplete specimen


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; . *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;