Lepanthes dasyura Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Hairy Tailed Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with relatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, dark brown, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, obtuse, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, congested, .68 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm] long, including the .48 to 6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and has echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 18(1): 40–42 Luer & Escobar 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing fide;