Lepanthes alcicornis Luer & R.Escobar 1984

SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo website

Full Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Elk Antlered Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 10 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, short ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, more or less suffused with red, ovate, acute, acuminate, cuneate and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that and blooms in the winter through spring on a congested, distichous, filiform, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 pg 368 photo/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 photo fide;