Lepanthes carrilloi Luer & Thoerle 2011 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Arturo Carrillo

Deep Shade Cold LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning Carrillo's Lepanthes [Arturo Carrillo, Colombian Orchid Enthusiast Extrordinaire and my good friend current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically ciliate margins of the ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, shortly acuminate, rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on 2 to 3, filiform, loose, flexuous, 6" [15 cm] long, including the .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, successively few, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AJC Ref 047-b *Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(2): 329 Luer & Thoerle 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide;