Lepanthes pyramidalis Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigop Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Pyramid Shaped Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia and Choco departments of Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, close, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous, long acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate-acute, long acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through later spring on filiform, erect, very congested, .88 to 1.28" [2.2 to 3.2 cm] long including the .48 to .98" [1.2 to 2.4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 11 1998 painting good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;