Lepanthes silverstonei Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Another Angle with sinus

Photos by © Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower with extra lobe of the left petal

Side View

Photos by © Jay Pfahl in situ Parque Nacional Tatama 6/2019

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Silverstone’s Lepanthes [American botanist and herpetologist in Cali Colombia current]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 15, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, more or less horizontal, more or less purple suffused, thinly coriaceous, shallowly sulcate betwen longitudinal veins, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichos, to 1.12 to 1.52” [2.8 to 3.8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2” [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Similar to L antennata, L urotepala, L dicyrtopetala, and L vibrissa.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 50-53 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide