Lepanthes gutula-sanguinis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full Shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Little Drop of Blood Lepanthes [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 9, close fitting, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, rounded and abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, very congested, distichous, .52 to .64" [1.3 to 1.6 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [8 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 17: 188 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;