Lepanthes nanegalensis Rchb.f. 1876 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993

TYPE Drawing Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

Flower NOT! Photo by Andres Posada and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower NOT!! Photo by Morley Read and His Nature Photo website


Common Name The Nanegal Lepanthes [A town In Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found only in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophtye with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 10 to 15, microscopically ciliate-scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptic-ovate, acute to subacute, acuminate, cuneate to rounded below into the contracted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter through summer on a loose, distichous, slightly flexuous, progressively lengthening, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, racemose, successively 2 to 3, becoming many flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not convinced that either of the photos above are corrrect, please use with caution. The drawing is most likely correct, but I have not seen Reichenbach's drawing.

Synonyms Lepanthes macropoda Schltr. 1921;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as L rhombipatala; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as L macropoda; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as L rhombipetala photo not; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012;