Lepanthes saltator Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Leaf and FlowerPhotos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Male Dancer Lepanthes [refers to the fancied appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 16, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, sparsely ciliate along the veins beneath, elliptical-ovate, acute to long-acuminate, rounded to subcordate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a filiform, very congested, distichous, to 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, successively 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