Lepanthes titanica Luer & Hirtz 1987 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Jean Marc Pallandre


Common Name Titanic's Lepanthes [refers to the greek mythological god]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 11 to 16, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong,, subacute to acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a stout, disitchous, to 1.76" [4.4 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with frequently 2 flowers open simultaneously.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide