Lepanthes scopulifera Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Leaf and Flower

Photos by Esteban Dominguez Vargas and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Brush Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the appendix]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, weak, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 qo 10, microscopically scabrous, tight fitting lepanthiform sheaths with acumiante apices and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, secund, long pedicellate, to .56 to .68 [1.4 to 1.7 cm] long including the .44 to .56 [1.1 to 1.4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing