Lepanthes otara Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Large Eared Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador in cold cloud forests at elevations around 2750 to 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong-elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a filiform, flexuous, loose, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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