Lepanthes cotyledon Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae Luer 1996 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cup Like Lepanthes [refers to the cavity of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, suberect, reticulate veined, purple beneath, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, long acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a filiform, extremely congested, secund, to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence with long pedicels and arising on the back of the leaf.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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