Lepanthes sobrina Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996 Photo by Jean Marc Pallandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Cousin Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 750 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with weak, suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 21, close fitting, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, thinly coriaceous, suberect to spreading, corrugate, ovate, obtuse, abruptly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through early winter on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with echinate floral bracts

Part of the L mucronata complex which includes L habenifera


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