Lepanthes scansor Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower? Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Common Name The Climbing Lepanthes [refers to the scandent habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3100 meters as a miniature [each individual plant] sized, cold growing scandent epiphyte with a slender, erect, prolific ramicaul enveloped by 6 to 8, close lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, subdense, distichous, lightly flexuous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

The drawing is absolutely correct, the photo is less so. Please use with caution.


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