Lepanthes puck Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at he JanY Renz Herbaria Webpage

Common Name Puck's Lepanthes [A michevious elf in mythology]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1750 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6 close, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on a filiform, erect, subdense, distichous, .64 to .66" [1.6 to 1.9 cm] long including the .24 to .26" [6 to 9 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54(5): 367. Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;