Lepanthes cordilabia Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Brachycladium

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and the Peacewood Orchid Website

Another Flower

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Heart Shaped Lip Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold, pendant growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by a single, ciliate sheath and carrying a single, pendant, distichous, thickly coriaceous, glabrous, broadly ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted into a petiolate bsae leaf that blooms in the spring on a .2" [6 mm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence with long ciliate floral bracts.

Synonyms Andinia cordilabia (Luer) Karremans & S.V.Uribe 2017; Brachycladium cordilabium (Luer) Luer 2005; Neooreophilus cordilabius (Luer) Archila 2009; Oreophilus cordilabius (Luer) Archila 2009; Penducella cordilabia (Luer) Luer 2010

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 as Penducella cordilabia; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 as Penducella cordilabia Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia cordilabia photo fide