Lepanthes valenciae Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name Valencia’s Lepanthes [Colombian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters in forest remnants as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped completely by 6 to 7, close, glabrous to microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the stem, fleshy to thickly coriaceous, more or less brownish, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a, filiform, congested, distichous, .68 to .72" [1.7 to 1.8 cm] long including the .48 to .52” [1.2 to 1.3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with pubescent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * American Orchid Society Bulletin 53[8]: 823, Luer & Escobar 1984 photo/drawing fide; drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;