Lepanthes roezliana Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name Roezl’s Lepanthes [Austrian Botanist and Orchid collector in Colombia in 1800’s]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6, narrow, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, often purple suffused, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .56 to .64" [1.4 to 1.6 cm] long including the .32 to .36” [8 to 9 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf with scabrous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;