Lepanthes cordata Luer & R.Escobar 1988 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

Photo by Jean Marc Palandre and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Leaf and Flower

Photo by Sebastian Vieira and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep Shade Cool Cold LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Cordate Lepanthes [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, shortly ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple beneath, broadly cordate, obtuse, shortly acuminate, cordate to subcordate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, congested, .24 to .36" [.6 to .9 cm] long, including the .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 pg 165 Luer & Escobar 1988 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXII Luer 2012 Luer drawing fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide;