Lepanthes vasquezii Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Vasquez’s Lepanthes [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast and Illustrator current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 7, close, glabrous to microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect , coriaceous, lightly purple suffused beneath, elliptic, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a, slender, weak, loose, secund, 5.2 to .7.2" [13 to 18 cm] long including the peduncle, successively 2 to 3, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 53: 825 Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;