Lepanthes aduncata Luer & R.Escobar 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Hooked Inward Lepanthes [refers to the lobes of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 11, thin, lepanthiform sheaths that are ciliate along the ribs and margins and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, lightly acuminate, the basal margin revolute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an arching, dense, distichous, to 3.2" [8 cm] long including the .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle arising on the back of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia 19(1): 16-18. Luer & Escobar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII 2012 drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;