Lepanthes meleagris Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Agnieszka Chmara and her Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Common Name The Peacock Lepanthes [refers to the colors of the petals]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 2430 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 13, close, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with long-acuminate apices and carrying a single, apical, suberect, horizontal to drooping, thinly coriaceous, purple suffused, margins sometimes narrowly revolute, ovate, acute, acuminate, rounded to broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, very congested, secund, 1.68 to 2.2" [4.2 to 5.5 cm] long including the .28 to .8" [7 to 20 mm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with acuminate, muriculate floral bracts and overlapping pedicels.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;