Lepanthes crucipetala Hespenh. & Dod 1993 SUBGENUS Lepanthes SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Lepanthes

TYPE Drawing by Hespenheide & Dod and Moscosoa 7: 177 (1993)


Drawing by Mark Nir

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Crossed Petal Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in the Dominican Republic as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect, ramicaul enveloped by up to 6, horn-shaped, marginate, acute lepanthiform sheaths with minutely echinate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, broadly ovate to suborbicular, , acuminate, tridenticulate, marginate, margins minutely denticulate and sparsely ciliate, acute to acuminate, tridenticulate, abruptly narrowing below into a petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fascile of up to 6, capillary, distichous, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, to 24 flowered inflorescence carrying minute flowers with straw colored sepals, often red around the vessels, petals and lip yellow, basally red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 7: 176 Hespenh. & Dod 1993 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014