Lepanthes crescentiformis Luer 2010 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Breves SERIES Breves Luer 1993 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 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXXI Luer 2010 Luer drawing fide;