Lepanthes macrostylis Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Ramon De Bedout and Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Common Name The Large Column Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia and Choco Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, microscopically scabrous, close fitting, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, corixaceous, ovate, acute cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the mid- winter through early summer on a filiform, congersted, distichous, .52 to .68" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] long, including the .28 to .44" [7 to 11 mm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf.

Synonyms Lepanthes guaduasensis Luer & R.Escobar 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 21(2): 151–154, f. 138 Luer & Escobar 1999 drawing fide; Orquideología 21(2): 145–147, f. 135 Luer & Escobar 1999 as L guaduasensis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;