Lepanthes canaliculata Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning Longitudinally Concave Lepanthes [refers to the mature leaf shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, immature leaf erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, mature leaf more or less horizontal, narrowly linear, acute, canaliculate with involute sides, subsessile base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm] long, including the .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising within the channel of the top of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20: 287 Luer & Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;