Lepanthes jubata Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Milan Vagner.

Common Name The Crested Hair Lepanthes [refers to the long hairs on the margins of the lamina of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and northeastern Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, suberect ramicauls enveloped completely by 5 to 9, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, to suberect, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acuminate, acute, margins smooth to denticulate-undulate, the rounded base abruptly contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a congested, distichous, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long including the .48" [1.2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with minutely spiculate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide?; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;