Lepanthes solicitor Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996

Photo by Rob S and Orchid Board Photo Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Photo

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar


Common Name The Enticer Lepanthes [refers to the appendix "S" shaped alluring look to pollinators]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia in wet forests at elevations around 1800 to 2250 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 11, close fitting, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, thinly coriaceous, purple beneath, erect, ovate, long-acuminate, rounded to cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.52" [3.8 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] long peduncle, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the top to beyond the apex of the leaf.

Part of the "L mucronata complex which includes L habenifera


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 Luer drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide