Lepanthes cubensis Hespenh. 1973 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep Shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Cuban Lepanthes

Flower Size

Found in Cuba at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by up to 8, cornucopiate, acuminate, lepanthiform sheaths with short hispid ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a distally distichous, 1/2" [1.2 cm] long, densely successively single, several flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaf with dilate, acute, hispid floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 25(3): 269270 Hespenh. 1973. Drawing fide