Lepanthes trichocaulis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

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


Common Name The Hairy Stemmed Lepanthes [refers to the long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 10 to 14, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse apically, abruptly acuminate, cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8 [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with echinate floral bracts.

Synonyms W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

References *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 6(2 370 Bogarin & C M Sm. 2012 Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;