Lepanthes llanganatensis Luer & Hirtz 1990 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Llanganates Lepanthes [A mountain range in Ecuador]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in central Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 11, blackish, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-ovate, subacute, lightly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a filiform, dense, distichous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide