Lepanthes pachoi Luer & R. Escobar 1994

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Leaf and Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer.


Common Name Pacho's Lepanthes [Mr Lopez, Colombian nurseryman 20th cen]

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia near Medellin as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 2500 meters with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 12 or so lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a few, terminal ,1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 1994 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 matches here fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;

Checked Type drawing W3Tropicos not conclusive