Lepanthes rupicola Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Saul Altamirano A. and The Parque Naciaonal Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

TYPE DrawingDrawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Rock Loving Lepanthes [refers to its habitat]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia on mossy rocks at elevations around 2000 to 2530 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a slender, loose, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .04 [1 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence exceeding the leaf in length


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX1 Luer 2010 drawing fide;