Lepanthes oreibates Luer & R.Escobar 1991SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of Flower

Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Mountain Climber Lepanthes [refers to the prolific habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2960 meters as a small sized [each plantlet miniature sized], cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 12 light brown, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 18: 133 Luer & Escobar 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;