Lepanthes uribei Luer 2003 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993

Photo by Werner Holzmann

Common Name Uribe's Lepanthes [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia without locational data as a small sized epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 13 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, obtuse, slightly acuminate, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, distichous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf with oblique, acute, echinate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;