Lepanthes umbonata Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing

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TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Bossed Lepanthes [refers to the low convexities on the outer surface of the body of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia and Narino departments of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 10 to 11, close, glabrous to microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading to deflexed, thinly coriaceous, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, contracted into a linear apical segment, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and fall on a, filiform, very congested, distichous, .64 to .8" [1.6 to 2 cm] long including the .12 to .28 [3 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

Related to L mucronata but easily distinguished by the acute upper lobes of the petals and the blades of the lip supported by connectives above the middle. The body of the ip is bossed below adn to either side of the sinus." Luer & Escobar 1984


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * AOS Bulletin Vol 53 # 10 Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide/photo hmm;