Lepanthes staatsiana Luer & L.Jost 1999 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Staats' Lepanthes [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Carchi Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 11, ciliate, dilated lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, abruptly long-acuminate, including the attenuate apex, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, congested, distichous, to .8" [2 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide