Lepanthes penicillifera Luer 2009

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name The Paint Brush Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the shape of the appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia without collection data with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, very congested, distichous, .36 to .56" [9 to 14 mm] long including the .24 to .44" [6 to 11 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has oblique, echinate floral bracts.

Synonyms Lepanthes scopulifera Luer 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019