Lepanthes serialina Luer & L.Jost 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo and Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing scandent epiphyte with a slender, suberect, prolific ramicaul enveloped by 3, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on a filiform, loose, subflexuous, .8" [2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide