Lepanthes recurva Luer & Hirtz 1992 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

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


Common Name The Recurved Lepanthes [refers to the short inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12 , dark lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, cilate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, often purple suffused, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a arcuate, loose, .6" [1.5 cm] long including the .2 [5 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 7: 114 Luer 1992; Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;