Lepanthes phalloides Luer & R.Escobar 1999 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Webpage


Common Name The Phallus-Like Lepanthes [refers to the appendix shape]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Boyaca Colombia at elevations around 2300 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 18 microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaceous, sulcate, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, subsecund, .68 to .88" [1.7 to 2.2 cm] long including the .2 to .4" [5 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 21: 154 Luer & Escobar 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;