Lepanthes pyramidalis Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage


Common Name The Pyramid Shaped Lepanthes

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia and Choco Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, close, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous, long acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, ovate-acute, long acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through later spring on filiform, erect, very congested, .88 to 1.28" [2.2 to 3.2 cm] long including the .48 to .98" [1.2 to 2.4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;