Lepanthes paivaeana Rchb.f. 1881 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Drawing by © . Vásquez Ch. & C. H. Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Sr Castello de Paiva Lepanthes [Bolivian Companion to Mandon in 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, dark, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 1 to 2, slender, loose, distichous, slightly flexuous, .68 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm] long including the .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with dark brown floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;