Lepanthes pubicaulis C.Schweinf. 1951 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Another Angle Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Hairy Stemmed Lepanthes [refers to the pilose lepanthiform sheaths on the ramicaul]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect-spreading ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8, close, densely pilose lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, coriaceous, elliptical to ovate, subacute to obtuse, tridenticulate, gradually narrowing and cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 3 to 4, erect to arcuate, rather dense, 1.2" [3 cm] long including the short, naked peduncle, successively single, 2 to 16 flowered inflorescence that is shorter and rarely exceeds the leaf in length.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfirth 1958 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 as Kraenzlinia erinacea photo fide;