Lepanthes lueri [S Viera-Uribe & Karremans] in ed GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994

Another Flower

LCDP and Photo by Sebastian Viera-Uribe

Drawing of L dactyla in error = L lueri

Drawing of L dactyla in error = L lueri by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Luer's Lepanthes [American Botanist specializing in the Pleurothallidinae died 2019]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Boyaca and Santander departments of Colombia in scrub cloud forests at elevations around 1950 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendant, long-repent chain of abbreviated ramicauls enveloped by a long ciliate, lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, descending, coriaceous, ciliate, sparsely pubescent, broadly elliptical, obtuse, 3 to 5 veined, cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, upcurved, .08" [2mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an apiculate floral bract.

" This species occurs in the eastern cordillera of Colombia. It is characterized by chains of broadly elliptical, ciliate leaves that are similar to some other species of the subgenus. The flowers are distinguished by ovate, ciliate sepals and narrowly trifurcate petals. The tips of the filamentous segments are long-ciliate. The sides of the cordate lip surround the column." Luer 1994

Synonyms *Andinia lueri S.V.Uribe & Karremans 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis subgenus Aenigma, Elongatia and Kraenzlingella Luer 1994 as L dactyla not = L lueri drawing fide;