Lepanthes ligiae Luer & R. Escobar 1991 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler


Common Name Ligia's Lepanthes [Mrs. Posada's Lepanthes, current Orchid Nurserywoman]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

This small sized, cool to cold growing, epiphytic species is found in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters in western Colombia with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 9 to 10 lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, abruptly narrows below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, very congested, distichous, 1.72 to 2" [4.3 to 5 cm] long including the [2.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK;