Lepanthes uxoria Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes Novon 1993 Photo by Jean Marc Pallandre and His Flickr Photo Website
Common Name or Meaning The Wife's Lepanthes [Refers to Jane Luer, Discover of species current]
Flower Size .15" [4mm]
Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls concealed by a 2 to 4, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, Suborbicular, convex rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, slender, .44" [1.1 cm] long, racmose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising behind the leaf and has apiculate floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide