Lepanthes oscillifera Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Swing Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the appendix hinged to the sinus of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia in cloud forests and remnant forests at elevations around 1900 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, suberect to horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 13, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, long acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base that blooms in the spring on a filiform, very congested, distichous, .4 to 1.16" [1 to 2.9 cm] long including the .2 to .96" [.5 to 2.4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #1 1984 Drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia 18: 133 Luer & Escobar 1991; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;