Lepanthes sucumbiensis Luer & Hirtz 2007 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Sucumbios Lepanthes [A province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Sucumbios province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with suberect to erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, minutely reticulate, ovate, acute, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a, filiform, arising on the back of the leaf, congested, distichous, .4 to 64 [1 to 1.6 cm] long including the .2 to .8 [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with an as long as the pedicel floral bract

"Distinguished by relatively stout ramicauls and ovate, minutely reticulated leaves. The flowers are borne behind the leaf in a short, successively flowered raceme. The sepals are acute with the laterals mostly free, a small marginal angle separates the lobes of the petals, the blades of the lip are narrowly ovate with a broad, short connective and the pubescent appendix protrudes from the cleft body." Luer 2007


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007drawing fide;