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

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Facebook Pagee

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE drawing by Carl Luer

Deep ShadeColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Curled Lepanthes [refers to the curled lower sepaline tails]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 11, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, purple suffused, ovate, acute, acuminate to mucronate apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, congested, secund, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.2 cm] long including the .4 to .45" [1 to 1.2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising on top of the leaf.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia 19(1): 23-24. Luer & Escobar 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;