Lepanthes protuberans Luer & P.Jesup 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Protruding Lepanthes [refers to the body of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1450 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 7, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a slender, subdense, distichous, to .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf and carrying muriculate floral bracts.


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