Lepanthes pubes Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Another AnglePhotos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

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


Common Name The Pubescent Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 12, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple, reticulate-ciliate beneath, narrowly ovate, acuminate to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, congested, secund, to 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back 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