Lepanthes porracea Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of Flower

Photos by Andres Posada and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Leek Green Lepanthes

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Choco and Risaralda departments of Colombia at elevations around 2150 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, thick, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 15, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a filiform, lax below congested above, distichous to subsecund, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 309-310 Luer & Escobar 1997 Drawing/photo fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide