Lepanthes pelorostele Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Huge Column Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 9, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with oblique apices and carrying erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to arching, loose to congested, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX 2009. Luer Drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide