Lepanthes rutrum Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower closeup

Another Angle

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vagner

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Spade-Like Lepanthes [refers tothe leaf shape]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca, Colombia at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 5, white, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, thickly coriaceous, rigid, ovate, rounded, apically mucronate, abruptly narrows to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, dense, distichous, .5 to .8" [1.25 to 2 cm] long including the .32 to .6 [8 to 15 mm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; CHECKED TYPE W3Tropicos drawing fide