Lepanthes antennifera Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade ColdLATER Spring Summer

Common Name The Antenna Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 3150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7, long-pubescent lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .93" [ 2.3 cm] long including the .48 to .6" [8 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *American Orchid Society Bulletin 54: 52 Luer & Escobar [1985] drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;