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Lepanthes villosa

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Lepanthes villosa

Lepanthes villosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Lepanthes
Species: Lths. villosa
Binomial name
Lepanthes villosa
Løjtnant 1977

Lepanthes villosa is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Lepanthes.


Plant blooms in spring with a single 1 mm flower.


Plant is found the cloud forest in northern Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters


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


Common Names:The Shaggy Lepanthes


  1. Brachycladium villosum (Løjtnant) Luer 2005

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