Lepanthes dryades Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Tree Nymph Lepanthes

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Santander Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect to horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, close, minutely cilate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect to horizontal in relation to the ramicaul, purplish beneath, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, .52 to .68" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] long including the .32 to .48" [8 to 12 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin 53[9]: 918-920, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;