Lepanthes antennata Luer & R.Escobar 1994 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra website

Full Shade Cool ColdLATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Antenna Like Lepanthes [refers to the elongate petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco` and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with weak, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 13 to 14, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, suffused with purple, elliptical, acute, long-acuminate, the sides convex with recurved margins, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a slender, congested, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the top of the leaf with acute, lightly muricate floral bracts

Similar to L urotepala, L dicyrtopetala, L silverstoneii and L vibrissa.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 19 #2 pg 81-83. Luer & R.Escobar 1994 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;