Lepanthes unijuga Luer & Dalström 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Pair of Leaflets Lepanthes [refers to the bilobed leaf]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very slender, weak, suberect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 14, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, spreading to horizontal , thinly coriaceous, bilobed, cordate apically, abruptly contracted into a linear apical segment, the lobes suborbicular, abruptly acuminate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, congested, disitchous, to 1.8" [to 4.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


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