Lepanthes pan Luer & Dalström 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Pan's Lepanthes[mythological Greek king of the satyrs, refers tothe long-ciliate sheaths of the ramicauls and pubescent sepals and petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a stout erect ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 15, long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with long-ciliate, markedly dilated ostia carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, orbicular, rounded and contracted to a short acumen apically, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, congested, distichous, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf carrying sparsely long-cilate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide