Lepanthes uxoria Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Jean Marc Pallandre and His Flickr Photo Website

Deep ShadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Wife's Lepanthes [Refers to Jane Luer, Discover of species current]

Flower Size .15" [4mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls concealed by a 2 to 4, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, Suborbicular, convex rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, slender, .44" [1.1 cm] long, racmose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and has apiculate floral bracts.


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