Lepanthes abortiva Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Sebastian Vieira Uribe/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade LATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Aborted Lepanthes [refers to the vestigal lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 7 to 9, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an, erect, filiform, 1" [2.5 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the top side of the leaf.

This species and L vestigalis have very small, almost non-existent lips


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 No 1 pg 22 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide