Lepanthes reburrus Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993

Type drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Bristling Hair Lepanthes [refers to the coarse pubescence on the ramicaul]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, coarsly pubescent lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptical-ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, congested, distichous, 1.68" [4.2 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


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