Lepanthes stelidilabia Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Andres Posada and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Stelis Like Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2430 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by around 7, close fitting, glabrous, nervose, compressed tubular sheaths with somewhat expanded apicesand carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, loose, distichous, lengthening over time, to 2 [5 cm] long including the .6 [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 18 #2 pg 146 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing 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/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide