Lepanthes pilosella

Lepanthes pilosella

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. pilosella
Binomial name
Lepanthes pilosella
Rchb. f. 1886

Lepanthes pilosella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms at any time of the year with a single 8 mm flower.


Plant is found growing in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters


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


Common Names:The Short-Haired Lepanthes


  1. Brachycladium pilosellum (Rchb.f.) Luer 2005
  2. Lepanthes dasyphylla Rchb. f. 1887
  3. Lepanthes palmaritoënsis Garay 1956
  4. Lepanthes peperomioides Schltr. 1920
  5. Lepanthes saccosepala L.B. Sm. & S.K. Harris 1934

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