Lepanthes proboscidis Luer & Hirtz 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Long Snout Lepanthes [refers to the elongated apices of the leaves]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 10, tightly adpressed lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted into a subulate, apiculate, segment apically, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a slender, congested, secund, to .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide