Lepanthes aperta Luer 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Open Lepanthes [refers to the exposed column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a capillary, congested, 1 to 1.28" [2.5 to 3.2 cm] long including the .75 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence exceeding the length of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019;