Lepanthes nematodes Luer & R.Escobar 1991 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Eoidendra Webpage

Common Name The Filamentous Lepanthes [refers to the threadlike petals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia and Carchi Ecuador at elevartions around 2100 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, microscopically ciliate-scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, congested, to .4 to .68" [1 to 1.7 cm] long including the .12 to .4" [3 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 18[1]: 66 Luer & R.Escobar 1991; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;