Lepanthes ximenae Luer 1983 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Ximena's Lepanthes [Mrs Hirtz Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by 8 to 12, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical , acute to lightly acuminate,cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a filiform, congested, disitchous, .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence arising on the back of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum 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