Lepanthes chinapintae Luer 2009Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Chinapinta Lepanthes [A Community near where the species is found]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with widely dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, congested, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;