Lepanthes acunae Hespenh. 1973 Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning Acuna's Lepanthes [Cuban Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oriente Cuba in montane forests at elevations around 1350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, dilated, lepanthiform sheaths with cilate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to round, denticulate margined, tridenticulate apically, abruptly contracted below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a .36 to 1.04 [.9 to 2.6 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with infundibular, dilated, acuminate, ciliate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25: 262-263. Hensp. 1973 drawing fide