Lepanthes panope Luer & R.Escobar > SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Side View of Flower

Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Flower Closeup

Photos courtesy of Orchid Species Preservation Foundation

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana 2: 207 Luer 1987

Common Name or Meaning The Clam [Genus Panope] Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the blades of the lip and column]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2100 as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 15 to 20 minutely ciliate, leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, basally rounded and contracted into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a beneath the leaf, filiform, to 1 3/4" [to 4.8 cm] long, congested, distichous successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 Luer & Escobar 1985 photo/drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; 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