Lepanthes pictoris Luer & Thoerle 2011SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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


Common Name The Painter's Lepanthes [refers to the lip shape like a palette]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at higher elevations as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, broadly elliptic, obtuse, shortly acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on 2 to 3, erect, congested, .92" [2.3 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with oblique floral bracts.


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