Lepanthes nematostele

Lepanthes nematostele

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. nematostele
Binomial name
Lepanthes nematostele
Luer 1993

Lepanthes nematostele is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms in winter to spring with two 5mm wide flowers.


Plant is found in the cloud forest of North western Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names:The Worm-Like Column Lepanthes

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