Lepanthes zongoensis Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Rio Zongo Lepanthes [Location of species]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in montane forests at elevations of 2200 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 7, long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with markedly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, purple suffused beneath, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a slender, subdense, subflexuous, .6 [1.5 cm] long including the .2 [5 mm] peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with ciliate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia 54(5): 378 Luer & Vasquez 1983 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 drawing fide;