Lepanthes golondrina 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 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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;