Lepanthes silverstonei Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Silverstone’s Lepanthes [American botanist and herpetologist in Cali Colombia current]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 15, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with acuminate ostia and carrying a single, apical, more or less horizontal, more or less purple suffused, thinly coriaceous, shallowly sulcate betwen longitudinal veins, ovate, acute, long-acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform, congested, distichos, to 1.12 to 1.52” [2.8 to 3.8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2” [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf.

Similar to L antennata, L dicyrtopetala, L urotepala and L vibrissa


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 22(1): 50-53 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;