Lepanthes oreibates Luer & R.Escobar 1991SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Side View of Flower Photos by Bruno Larsen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage


Common Name The Mountain Climber Lepanthes [refers to the prolific habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2960 meters as a small sized [each plantlet miniature sized], cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 12 light brown, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 18: 133 Luer & Escobar 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;