Lepanthes darioi Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by © Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Webpage

Cold Winter LATE Spring Summer

Common Name Dario's Lepanthes [Colombian Senor Dario Arbelaez Lepanthes Gardener at Colomborquideas current]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 14, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, abruptly contracted into a subulate apical portion, rounded and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, late spring and summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, 1.48 to 1.62" [3.7 to 4.5 cm] long, including the .88 to 1.2" [2.2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; *Orquideología 20(3): 291–292, f. 117 Luer & Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;