Lepanthes sororcula Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Little Sister Lepanthes [refers to the similarities to L mucronata]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in El Oro Ecuador at elevations around 950 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a suberect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 9 to 11, close fitting, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal , thinly coriaceous, reticulate, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .36 to .84" [9 to 2.1 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


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