Lepanthes popayanensis Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Popayan Lepanthes [A beautiful Colonial Town in southern Colombia]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cauca department Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with long acumiante apices and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coricaceous, ovate, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a congested, distichous, .72" [1.8 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 pg 156 Luer & Escobar 1999 Drawing fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide