Lepanthes rupicola Schltr. 1913 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing 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 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;