Lepanthes terborchii Luer & Sijm 2001 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower opening Photo by Linda and Michael Karlbom

Another flower Photo by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Lip Detail, Odd lip version Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 113 2001

Common Name ter Borch's Lepanthes [Dutch Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls enveloped by 4 to 6, mocroscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, exceeding the leaf, peduncle slender, 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, lax, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is closely related to Bolivian Lepanthes nycteris, but the flowers are easily distinguished by the synsepal that is only shallowly concave in the basal third, beyond which the sides are not recurved. The apices are narrowly acute. The lobes of the lip are subquadrate." Luer 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * SELBYANA Volume 22(2) 111 2001 drawing fide; ; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide;