Lepanthes declivis Luer & R.Escobar 1999 Photo by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Leaf and Flower Photo by © Oscar Alejandro Perez Escobar

Drawing Drawing by © Carl Luer and Epidendra Webpage

Cool Summer

Common Name The Sloping Lepanthes [refers to the labellum]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1860 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11 brown, microscopically ciliate-scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with oblique dilated ostia and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, lightly convex, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, distichous, congested, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lepanthes caetanoae O. Pérez, E. Parra & M. Kolanowska 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 21(2): 142-145, f. 134. 1999 Luer drawing fide; Orquideología 27: 47-50 O.Pérez, E.Parra & M.Kolanowska 2010 as Lepanthes caetanoae drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide