Lepanthes ximenae Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Ximena's Lepanthes [Mrs Hirtz Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 12, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical , acute to lightly acuminate,cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum 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