Lepanthes pendula Luer & L.Jost 2000 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Pendent Lepanthes [refers to the pendent growing plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cotopaxi Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, more or less pendent ramicaul enveloped by 12 to 14, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a slender, densely distichous, to 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide