Lepanthes atomifera Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Particle Carrying Lepanthes [refers to the miniscule appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia state of Colombia at elevations above 1830 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, more or less spreading, purple beneath, coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, very congested, secund, .36 to .48" [.9 to 1.2 cm] long including the .16 to .26" [4 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *American Orchid Society Bulletin 53[1]: 26, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;