Lepanthes ricina Luer & Dalström 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Veiled Lepanthes [refers to the curtain like covering over the column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 14 to 20, long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to obovate, subacute to abruptly acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a slender, very congested, distichous, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide