Lepanthes pecunialis Luer 1986 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Plant and Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name The Coin-Shaped leaf Lepanthes

Flower Size 1/16" [20 mm]

Found in Ecuador as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte in citrus trees on low mossy twigs at altitudes around 500 to 1800 meters in wet montane forests with slender, suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, thickly coriaceous, often copper in color, broadly ovate to suborbicular, obtuse leaf with the rounded base contracted into a petiole that blooms on the underside of the leaf on a very congested, distichous, long-pedicillate, 1/8" [25 mm] long, successively flowered, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring.

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

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK