Lepanthes serriola Luer & R.Vásquez 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Little Serrate Lepanthes [refers to the denticulate sepals]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 2650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, subdense, flexuous, to .1.32 to 1.4” [3.3 to 3.5 cm] long including the .12 to .2” [3 to 5 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the flexuous raceme approaching the elliptical leaf in length, the denticulate, ovate, shortly caudate sepals and the elliptical blades of the lip with a minute, ligulate appendix." Luer 1983


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Phytologia 54: 372 Luer 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;