Lepanthes eros Luer & R.Escobar 1984 Photo by Gary Meyer and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Detail of flower Photo by Sebastian Viera and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Common Name The Eros Lepanthes [Greek Goddess of Love]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptic, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, subdense, distichous, flexuous, to .1" [to 2.5 mm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and with echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 2 1984 Luer drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide;