Lepanthes golondrina Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

  • TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo Rodrigo Escobar/ TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

    Full Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY spring

    Common Name The Swift-Like Lepanthes [refers to the resemblance of the lip to a swallow]

    Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

    Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, subcircular, rounded apically, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, subdense, distichous, to 1.4 to 1.52" [3.5 to 3.7 cm] long including the .8 to .88" [2 to 2.2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence held beyong the length of the leaf.


    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin 53[7]: 718, Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;