Lepanthes pleurothallopsis Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Pleurothallis Like Lepanthes

Flower Size .44" [1 cm]

Found in Quindio Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized [inflorescence excludied], cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6, coarsely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coricaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a long, flexible, loose, 12" [30 cm] long including the 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3, many flowered inflorescence carrying large, not opening well, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19: 107 fig. Luer & Escobar 1994 Drawing fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;