Lepanthes viebrockiana Luer & L.Jost 1998 SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Photo by Andreas Kaye Deep shade CoolSpring

Common Name Viebrock's Lepanthes [Betty Viebrock, mother of John Moore, American Ornithologist 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, repent rhizome with short ramicauls enveloped by a single, lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, coriaceous, ciliate-denticulate, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, 3 veined, abruptly narrowing and cuneate into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an ascending, .15" to .25" [4 to 6 mm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a ciliate floral bract.

Synonyms Andinia viebrockiana (Luer & L.Jost) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium viebrockianum (Luer & L.Jost) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus viebrockianus (Luer & L.Jost) Archila 2009; Oreophilus viebrockianus (Luer & L.Jost) Archila 2009; Penducella viebrockiana (Luer & L.Jost) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium viebrockianum; Selbyana 29(2): 203. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus viebrockiana; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer as Penducella viebrockiana; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella hippocrepica drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia viebrockianas photo fide