Lepanthes phrixothrix Luer & Hirtz 1993 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Photo Website

Another View Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Another Flower Angle Photo by Arturo Carrilo

Another flower, same plant Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name or Meaning The Bristly Haired Lepanthes

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador in cloud forests on the Cordillera del Condor at elevations aound 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, densely and coarsly long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, suborbicular, obtuse to rounded, rounded below and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an arching, slender, looose, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence.


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