IOSPE PHOTOS

Lepanthes exaltata Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Full Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Exalted Lepanthes [refers to the Superior qualities of the plant]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2670 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect then arching, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, flexible, flexuous, lax, , 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin 53[4]: 370, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

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