Lepanthes anserina Luer & R.Escobar 1984

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Goose-Like Lepanthes [refers to the lip and column's appearence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, close, minutely ciliate, leapanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, on the back side of the leaf, racemose, as long as the leaf, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, filiform, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long overall, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, congested, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with apiculate floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #3 1984 drawing/photo fide;