Lepanthes reburrus Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer


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, caespitose 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, arising on the back of the leaf, congested, distichous, 1.68" [4.2 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with greenish white sepals, white petals and a rose colored lip.

"Similar to L lasiopeta with the recurved, acumiate tip of the dorsal sepal and diverging lateral sepals, but the laterals are denticulatae rather than smooth margined. Instead of long-ciliate, the petals are minutely pubescent. THe blades of the lip , the appendix, the column and the ovary are similar. The most notable differences are vegetative. L reburrus is a much larger plant with the ramicauls usually longer than 2" [5 mm] rather than shorter; the sheaths of the ramicauls are coarsely pubescent rather than minutely ciliate and the leaf is elliptical-ovate with an acumiante apex, rather than elliptical-lanceolate." Luer 2012 .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 16 No 2: 337 Luer, Thoerle and Werner 2011;

Orquideologia 22: 45 Luer 2001 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Lepanthes of Colombia Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;