Lepanthes ramosii Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name Ramos' Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusaist co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Choco' department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, mucronate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a slender, congested, distichous, .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long including the [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaf, with spiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 22 #1 pg 45 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;