Lepanthes planadensis Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Leaf and Flower

Photos by © David Haelterman and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz HerbariaWebpage

Common Name The Planada Lepanthes [The La Planada Science Center , Ricaurte Colombia where this species is in cultivation]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Narinodepartment of Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 15, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically ciliate, dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coricaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on a filiform, congested, secund, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long including the .2 to .8" [5 to 20 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with smooth floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 18(2): 141–143. Luer & Escobar 1991 Drawing fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide