Lepanthes pilosa Luer & R.Vásquez 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Hairy Lepanthes [refers to the hairy apices of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cochabamaba Bolivia at elevations of 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths with long ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a loose, 3.5" [7 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively several to many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf and has spiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;