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

Full Shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Pitted Lepanthes [refers to the cavity of the body of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, weak, erect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 13, close, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, .48 to .92" [1.2 to 2.3 cm] long including the .26 to .72" [.7 to 1.8 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;