Lepanthes sinuosa Luer & R.Escobar 1994

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Mucronatae 1996 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeCool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Sinuous Lepanthes [refers to the sinuous plant habit?]

Flower Size .2" [3mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in wet forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, sinuous ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 10, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thin, reticulate, with a sinuate margin, ovate, acute to subacute, broadly cuneate below and contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, very congested, subsecund, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .4 to .8 [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.

Checked type drawing W3Tropicos OK


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide other than here it has a reticulate leaf; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide;