Lepanthes versicolor Luer & R.Vásquez 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Side View Photos by © Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage


Common Name The Colorful Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1750 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by around 10, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, acute to acuminate, rounded basally leaf that blooms later spring and early summer on 1 to 2, arcuate, 2.8" [7 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;