Lepanthes series Luer & Hirtz 1987 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 Series Lepanthes [refers to the scandent habit]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing scandent epiphyte with a comparitively stout, suberect, prolific ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, flexuous, flexible, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


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