Lepanthes setifera Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Photo by Louren Grobler

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Another Flower

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt .

Deep ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Bristle Bearing Lepanthes [refers to the bristly appendix]

Flower Size .2" [3mm]

Found in southern Colombia and western Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1200 to 1650 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 18, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, often suffused with purple beneath, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate to rounded below and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, congested, to 2" [to 5 cm] long including the .4 to 1 [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising behind the leaf with muricate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing good; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide