Lepanthes escobariana

Lepanthes escobariana 

Lepanthes escobariana                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Garay, Leslie Andrew
  published in  Orchideologia ; Revista de la Sociedad Colombiana de Orchideologia  4 : 76    1969
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Lepanthes Swartz 1799

C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.

native of origins cloud forests of Colombia (Antioquia, Abejonal)
  altitude 1830 - 2440 m  (6039 - 8052  ft)

climate informations from Medellin (Antioquia, Colombia)


Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest


(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 2100 m / 6930 ft) :

    Lepanthes escobariana a gr uk

in Medellin this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 02 m', to 11 h 58 m'

  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low
inflorescence     length 5 - 7 cm  (2" - 2.8"), basal 
  nr flowers 20 - 22 one at a time
  size single flower  2.5 L 1.2 cm  (1" L 0.48")
  duration single flower, ≈ 90 days    
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days           
CITES appendix II

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