Lepanthes superposita Schltr. 1920 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Side View of Flower

Plant and inflorescence

Photos by Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Situated Above Lepanthes [refers to the prolific habit]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca, Cauca and Narino departments of Colombia at elevations around 2800 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, lepanthiform sheaths minutely ciliate at the ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a, filiform, congested, distichous, .4 to 64 [1 to 1.6 cm] long including the .2 to .8 [5 to 8 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide