Lepanthes trichocaulis Luer & R.Escobar 1988 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 Hairy Stemmed Lepanthes [refers to the long ciliate lepanthiform sheaths]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped completely by 10 to 14, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse apically, abruptly acuminate, cuneate to rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, congested, distichous, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8 [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered, inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;