Lepanthes pholeter Luer 1994 GENUS Lepanthes SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes Luer 1994 Drawing by Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep ShadeCool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cave Dwelling Lepanthes [refers to the petals, lip and column within the sepaline cup]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized cool growing epiphyte with pendant, long repent to pendent rhizomes giving rise to abbreviated ramicauls concealed by a ciliate lepanthiform sheath and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, coriaceous, glabrous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fascile of successive flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and with an apiculate floral bract

Synonyms Brachycladium pholeter (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus pholeter (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus pholeter (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella pholeter (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Luer 1994 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium phloeter; Selbyana 29(2): 202-8. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus phloeter; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010. Luer as Penducella phloeter