Lepanthes scolops Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Leaf and Flower Photos by © Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Type Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Deep Forest Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2450 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 8 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carryiung a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below int othe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a fikiform, loose, fractiflex, 1.8” [4.5 cm] long including the .4” [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence that almost is equal to the leaf in length


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54: 371 Luer 1983; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;