Monographs Details: Lepanthes lindleyana Oerst. & Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auyan-tepui, cumbre de la parte norte de la secci6n sur (division occidental del cerro): a lo largo del Rio Churún, vecindad del campamento sur, sureste del "Second Wall," 1690 m alt., in riverine forest, epiphyte on smaller branches of No. 93290 (Sloanea), leaves fleshy-coriaceous, purple, flowers madder-purple. May 3, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93291; same locality, cumbre de parte central del brazo noroeste (division occidental del cerro): bosque al lado de pequena quebrada con agua entre las sabanas al sur de avioneta de Jimmy Angel, 1800 m alt., epiphyte on tree in Bonnetia roraimae-B. Steyermarkii forest, leaves subcoriaceous, dull green above and paler beneath. May 7, 1964, Steyermark 93565; same locality, cumbre de la parte sureste del brazo noroeste (division occidental del cerro): faldas sobre piedras igneas, vecindad del "Rio Lomita Camp," 1800 m alt., epiphyte on tree, along stream in dwarf woods or in rich moist mossy forest of quebrada northwest of Rio Lomita Camp, leaves purple beneath, 15-18 mm wide, sepals and petals tawny yellow with magenta at base, May 10, 1964, Steyermark 93581, 93649 (flowers old); same locality, cumbre de la parte norte de la seccion sur (division occidental del cerro) : a lo largo del Rio Churún al pie de "Second Wall" de arenisca, desde el campamento norte, 5 km hacia el noreste, 1660 m alt., in moist mossy riverine forest, epiphyte on tree branch, leaves green and sometimes purple beneath, flowers orange. May 12, 1964, Steyermark 93782, 93783; bosque enano a lo largo del afluente Este del Rio Venamo, sobre el hombrillo superior del cerro, 1400 m alt., epiphyte on tree along main stream of quebrada, leaves dull purple throughout, 12 mm wide, flowers [poor] dull orange, appressed to leaf, January 3, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92664. COSTA RICA (type).

Discussion:

fig. 3, 8-10.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|