Lepanthes imposita Luer & R.Escobar 1985 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage

Full ShadeCool Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Weak Lepanthes [refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 13, microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, purple, thinly coriaceous, finely pubescent, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, broadly rounded to broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a, filiform, congested, subsecund, longer than the leaf, .4 to .52" [1 to 1.3 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf and has lightly muriculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20: 299 Luer & Escobar 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;