Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lepanthes escobariana

Lepanthes escobariana belongs to the group of Central and South American orchids referred to as pleurothallids. It comes from Colombia and is named for a Colombian orchid grower, Rodrigo Escobar.  It is one of the more desirable Lepanthes species because of the large size of its flowers in relation to the plant.

The flowers are about 2 cm tall and are carried on long, successively-flowered spikes that arise from single-leaved growths about 3-4 cm tall.  The intricate flowers are nearly transparent and beautifully and brightly colored like most Lepanthes.


  1. so enchanting. I cannot imagine what it feels like to move that delicate bloom to the photo area. Looks like that spike would snap in an instant

  2. It always surprises me, Marti, how tough orchids are. Even thee tropical orchids can take a lot of abuse and neglect. Appreciate your looking and commenting.

  3. Absolutely stellar! I have ordered this for Sept. It is one on my list that I just cringe over if it comes in dehydrated or not at all. With the Lepanthes, shipping seems more detrimental than with others.

    1. It's a jewel, isn't it. It's always been one of my favorites.