Lepanthes reticulata Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Sebastian Vieira and his Colombian Pleurothallid Photo Flickr site

Full shade Cool Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Reticulate Lepanthes [refers to the reticulate leaf]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1730 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with suberect, very slender stems enveloped completely by 6 to 9, close, glabrous except for the microscopically ciliate ostia, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, intensely reticulate with purple on green, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long including the .32" [8 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 6 1984 drawing /photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;