Lepanthes eriocampa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Wooly Caterpillar Lepanthes [refers to the appearance of the appendix]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 11, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, reticulated in purple beneath, broadly ovate, obtuse to shortly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a filiform, congested, distichous, .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf .

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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