Lepanthes pholeter Luer 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Luer

Deep ShadeCool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cave Dwelling Lepanthes [refers to the petals, lip and column within the sepaline cup]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized cool growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent to pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fascile of successive flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and with an apiculate floral bract

Synonyms Andinia pholeter (Luer) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium pholeter (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus pholeter (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus pholeter (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella pholeter (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium phloeter; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus phloeter; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella phloeter