Lepanthes sillarensis Schltr. 1913 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 Mt Sillar Lepanthes [A mountain in Bolivia]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1300 to 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading to suberect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a filiform, loosely below, secund and dense above, to 1.48 to 1.6 [3.7 to 4 cm] long including the .28 to .4 [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes ligulata Luer & Hirtz 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 7: 111 Luer 1992 as L ligulata Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;