Lepanthes isosceles Luer & R.Escobar 1984Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

Common Name The Three Equal Sepal Lepanthes

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Magdalena Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically ciliate, dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, flaccid, arcuate to pendent, lax, 6.8" [17 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf

Similar to L rigidigitata but it has a lax, flexuous, 5.6" [14 cm] long, racemose inflorescence and L micellilabia but it has a short, congested racemose inflorescence. The other in this similar group of flowers with very reduced petals and lip is L vestigitalis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 53(4): 372. 1984 Luer drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;