Lepanthes barclaya Luer & Thoerle 2011 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning Barclay's Lepanthes [American Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in secondary forests at elevations of 3375 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, red violet ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12, glabrous, ribbed lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, subacute, shortly-acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of 5 to 10 loose, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 327 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide