Lepanthes zongoensis Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE 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 department of 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: 378 Luer 1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 drawing fide;