Lepanthes pseudomucronata L.Jost & Luer 2005 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

Photo by Lou Jost

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The False Mucronate Lepanthes [refers to its similarity to L mucronata]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in east central Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, very slender ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, tight fitting, brown lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, suberect , thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acuminate, acute and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 2, dimorphic, filiform, congested, distichous, one .64" the other 1.2 [one 1.6 cm the other 3.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf along the midrib of the dorsal surface with membraneous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide