Lepanthes schizura Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of flower Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Alejorchids and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Cleft Tail Lepanthes [refers to the split appendix]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 7 close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, to .68" [1.7 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely spiculate floral bracts.


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