Lepanthes werneri Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Brachycladium SECTION Amplectentes

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Dick McRill

Another flower angle

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Christian Gegenbauer

Common Name Werner's Lepanthes [Named for Florian Werner, University of Bayreuth, who collected this species at the Estación Cientófica San Francisco.]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2200 as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendant rhizome carrying distichous, short ramicauls enveloped basally by a single infundibular, ciliated sheath and carrying a single, apical, pendant, disitchous, thickly coriaceous, glabrous, elliptical-suborbicular, basally broadly cuneate to rounded, contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, loose, successively 2 to 3 flowered racemose, [7mm] long, ascending inflorescence.

"Distinguished by the small habit with elliptical to suborbicular, glabrous leaves with a short, ascending, successively flowered racemose inflorescence with widely spread, purple flowers with a broad, obtuse, pubescent dorsal sepals and the widely spread, acute, apiculate, cellular granular lateral sepals. The lobes of the petals are triangular and opposite. The simply bilobed lip has erect, triangular, either obtuse or acute lobes and the apex is entire without an appendix." Carl Luer lobes

Synonyms Brachycladium werneri (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus werneri (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus werneri (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella werneri (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIV A First Century Of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part One Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Brachycladium werneri; Selbyana 29(2): 203. 2009 Archila as Oreophilus werneri; Orchid Digest 74(2): 69. 2010 Luer as Penducella werneri; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella werneri drawing fide

Checked Type Drawing W3Tropicos OK

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