Lepanthes deliciasensis Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Type Drawing Photo/drawing by © Lisa Thoerle/Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Cold Fall LATE Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Paramo de Las Delicias Lepanthes [refers to the location of the Orchids discovery]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 3150 to 3380 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very stout erect ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 11, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on up to 6, racemose, strict, secund, 12" [30 cm] long, including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively several, many flowered inflorescence with oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologiá 19(2): 93-95 Luer & Escobar 1994 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;