Lepanthes crescentiformis Luer 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves Luer 1986 SERIES Breves Luer 1996

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundantion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Crescent Shaped Lepanthes

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 2500 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 11, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, slender, loose, slightly flexuous, .92" [2.3 cm] long, including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising on the back side of the leaf.

"Similar to L minutipetala but differs in the reniform and densely short-pubescent with the ends of the lobes rounded and incurved" Luer 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Lepanthes of Bolivia; Systematics of Octomeria Luer 2010 Luer drawing fide;