Lepanthes exserta Luer & Hirtz 1998 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Protruding Lepanthes [refers to the projecting column and lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 12, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, congested, secund, .64" [1.6 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with long pedicels and carrying glabrous floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1999 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide